Yohan Blake to race at Glasgow Grand Prix in July

Yohan Blake

Olympic 100m silver medallist Yohan Blake has confirmed he will compete at July's Glasgow Grand Prix and says he is ready to "light up the track" again.

The Jamaican, 24, was unable to defend his 100m title at last year's World Championships because of injury.

He will race against World Indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty and Kilty's British team-mate Adam Gemili.

The event takes place on 11-12 July at Hampden Park, just two weeks before the city hosts the Commonwealth Games.

It is part of the Diamond League seriesexternal-link and will be Blake's first appearance in Scotland.

"After such a strong 2012, it was disappointing not to be able to continue that form into 2013," said Blake, who became the second fastest man of all time over 100m in 2012 but suffered hamstring problems last season.

"The competition in the Diamond League rivals the competition you get at major championships and it's that challenge that motivates me.

"I know it won't be easy, but I'm determined to show that 'The Beast' is back bigger and better."

Former world champion Kim Collins will also line up against Blake and join the likes of double Olympic world champion Mo Farah, Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford and 400m world champion Christine Ohuruogu in Glasgow.

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