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Yohan Blake may not have been able to replicate the success he enjoyed in Jamaica a few months ago against his training partner and mentor, Usain Bolt, a.k.a the world’s fastest man, in last night’s 100m men’s final but he did emphatically announce his arrival on the Olympic stage. Nicknamed the Beast – for obvious reasons – the current world champion clocked an impressive time of 9.75 seconds to claim Silver in his first Olympic appearance.
Along for the blistering ride was a very cool looking Richard Mille tourbillon prototype strapped firmly to Blake’s right wrist. An impressive feat to be sure, and one it seems that not even one of the watchmaking’s industries best showmen could match – although his ambassador was in the race too.