Simbine upstages Blake

Akani Simbine upstaged a stumbling Yohan Blake to win 100 metres gold after Michelle-Lee Ahye made history for Trinidad and Tobago and there was more glory for Chad le Clos at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

Blake was the favourite to be crowned men's sprint champion at Carrara Stadium, but the Jamaican could only take bronze after he failed to recover from a poor start and South Africa's Simbine eased to victory in 10.03 seconds ahead of compatriot Henricho Bruintjies.

Ahye became the first woman from Trinidad and Tobago to win 100m gold, crossing the line in 11.14secs ahead of Jamaica duo Christania Williams and Gayon Evans on the Gold Coast.

Uganda's Stella Chesang was crowned women's 10,000m champion on a day which saw Le Clos complete a clean sweep of butterfly titles, taking his tally of Commonwealth medals to an astonishing 16.

Sisters Bronte and Cate Campbell pulled off a one-two in the women's 100m freestyle on another action-packed day in Queensland, where hosts Australia moved beyond the 100-medal mark.

And @TeamSA18 Akani Simbine storms to victory for South Africa in the Men's 100m final at Carrara Stadium.

— Commonwealth Games Federation (@thecgf) April 9, 2018



With Usain Bolt enjoying his retirement, Blake was well fancied to fly the flag for Jamaica in the men's 100m final.

He failed to rise to the occasion, though, as Simbine surged to an emphatic victory, with Bruintjies ensuring Blake took the third step on the podium.

"The 100m is an event of who's got the biggest ego and who can handle the ego the best." said Simbine. "I didn't focus on what they were all talking about. I just focused on myself."

Ahye ensured there no Jamaica gold in the women's race either, outpacing Williams and Evans earlier in the evening.

And history continues to be made on the track. Michelle Lee-Ahye wins the first ever Women's 100m GOLD for Trinidad & Tobago @TTOlympic

— Commonwealth Games Federation (@thecgf) April 9, 2018


Photo Getty Images. Caption: Akani Simbine celebrates his victory