Friday 23 October, 2020

WATCH: Yohan Blake shows off cricket techniques during lockdown

Jamaican sprint ace, Yohan Blake.

Jamaican sprint ace, Yohan Blake.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to wipe out events around the globe, sportspeople are having to find new ways of keeping themselves in shape.

With the Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponed by a year due to the outbreak, which has forced most of the athletes to stay at home, Jamaican sprint ace, Yohan Blake is training indoors these days, under the supervision of his coach Gregory Little, and is quietly keeping himself ready for the challenges ahead.

When he is not training indoors the 30-year-old, who clinched 100-metre gold medal at the World Championships in 2011, plays a bit of back-yard cricket.

He posted a video on Instagram of him working out.

 

Blake is the second fastest man -- behind compatriot Usain Bolt in both 100 and 200 metres.

A total of 65 people have tested positive for the virus in Jamaica. Four persons have died while 10 have fully recovered and have since been released from hospital.

Worldwide, confirmed infections rose above 1.7 million, with over 100,000 deaths, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Close to 400,000 people have recovered.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. But for others, especially older adults and people with health problems, it can cause severe symptoms like pneumonia.

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