On top of the world – Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake announced himself as an Olympic contender when he won gold in the 100 meters final at the 2011 World Athletics Championships in South Korea.
Bolt's loss = Blake's gain – Blake's compatriot Usain Bolt was favorite to add the title to his 100m and 200m Olympic crowns, but he was disqualified for a false start. In the background, Blake walks back to the blocks.
Rising star – Blake (R) set a Jamaican national junior record of 10.11 seconds at the Carifta Games -- a competition for Caribbean juniors -- in 2007. He also claimed a bronze medal at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing, China.
Learning from the best – In terms of training partners, Blake couldn't have a better role model than world record-holder Bolt -- who he looks up to for all that he has achieved in athletics. But though the pair are friends, Blake still wants to take his titles.
Jamaican joy – Jamaica's men secured their status as the undisputed sprint kings of the world as Blake's success at the 2011 World Championships was complemented by Bolt's 200m win and victory in the men's 4x100m . Jamaica also did the treble in 2009 and at the Olympics the year before.
Best foot forward – Bolt's disappointment of missing out in the 100m was tempered by the relay success, and he and Blake celebrated in Daegu with a few nifty dance steps.
Personal best – Blake posted personal bests in both the 100m and 200m in 2011, and has seen his profile rise as a result. Here he celebrates with fans in Zurich after running the fastest time of his career -- 9.82 seconds.
Going for Gold – Blake got the taste for gold at Daegu, and is aiming to emulate his success at the Olympic Games in London this year.