World-leading 20.24 says Akeem Bloomfield is 'right where he wants to be'

By March 17, 2019

Jamaica’s Akeem Bloomfield says his world-leading run in the 200m at the 2019 Hurricane Invitational in Miami on Saturday, tells him things are moving in the right direction as he opens up what is going to be a long outdoor season.

 Bloomfield, who turned professional in 2018, after another successful collegiate season at Auburn, clocked 20.24s to win his heat.

The time eclipsed the 20.29s set by Cuba’s Roberto Skyers on February 23. It also means he has achieved the qualification standard to compete in the event at the IAAF World Championships in Doha in late September. 

Bloomfield’s heat had the top three 200m times on the day. Yancarlos Martinez was second best with 20.71 while Raheem Chambers, the junior at the University of Miami stopped the clock at 20.98 to finish third overall.

The 21-year-old Bloomfield said he was quite pleased with how things unfolded. “I think I executed the race how I wanted to. I am very satisfied with the performance,” he told Sportsmax.TV on Sunday.

“20.2 is a very good time and to be able to run it comfortably and to open up with an injury-free race, those are pretty good signs. It only says my preparation is going well. I am right where I want to be.”

The former Kingston College star athlete said given the performance, it shows he is well on the way to being ready for the long season ahead.

“I am looking forward to what the rest of the season has in store for me. It’s just to stay injury free and keep putting in the work and see how it goes.”


Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

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