Jerome Blake of Canada competes in the men's 200m final at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

Jerome Blake

Biography

• Won 200m silver at the 2018 Canadian Championships
• Represented Team British Columbia at the 2017 Canada Summer Games, winning gold in the 100m and 200m

A Little More About Jerome

Getting into the Sport: Had been a 400m hurdler in Jamaica, but switched to sprinting after a coach spotted him testing his speed on a track while he was supervising his younger brother on a soccer field… Has dreamed of competing for Canada since listening to Donovan Bailey talk about 1996, since he’s also from Jamaica it makes him want it even more… Outside Interests: Works as an actor in film and TV, also modelling and stand up comedy… Odds and Ends: Moved to Canada in 2013 with his mother and brother… Biggest role model is Muhammad Ali because he stood up for what he believes in… Favourite motto: “Through hard work and dedication you can achieve”… Collects postcards or keychains from his competitions…

Notable International Results

Pan American Games: 2019 - 6th (200m), 4th (4x100m relay)

NACAC Championships: 2018 - GOLD (4x100m relay), 5th (200m)