Jamaican sprint superstar joins CSM
We are delighted to announce the addition of Jamaican track and field legend and second-fastest man in the world, Yohan Blake, to our roster of world-class athletes and sporting icons. We will be managing Yohan’s commercial interests, as well as supporting him from a communications perspective.
Tim Lopez, Director of Talent, CSM Sport & Entertainment, said: “Yohan is a giant of the sprinting world, with the personality to match his pedigree. Through the discussions we shared with Yohan it became evident that he had huge ambitions on and off the track and we are eager to help him achieve these aspirations.”
On the announcement of the partnership, Blake also revealed his excitement, saying: “I am very pleased to have joined with CSM at an important time in my career. On the track, I am preparing well for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, and my body feels great. Away from the track, I am keen to establish long-term partnerships with a range of different organisations who can support my goals, as well as continuing to drive the YB Afraid Foundation forward.”
Blake, 28, is a world class competitor in both the 100m and 200m disciplines. At the age of just 21, he won gold in the 100m at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, making him the youngest 100m World Champion ever. He also has two Olympic gold medals in the 4x100m relay, won at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In the 2012 edition of the Games, Yohan formed a vital part of the Jamaican relay team who set the current world record in the 4x100m relay.
Yohan currently holds the second-quickest time over 100m and 200m behind his compatriot Usain Bolt, and at London 2012 he picked up silver medals in both the 100m and 200m. The Jamaican also possesses the enviable record of being the youngest sprinter of all-time to break the 10-second barrier in the 100m sprint, a feat he achieved at 19 years old.