Bolt Suffers Hamstring Tear, Pulls Out of Olympic Trials

Following a 10.04 clocking to earn a place in the men’s 100m final last night at  Jamaica’s Olympic trials, Bolt pulled out of the final after suffering a hamstring injury.

In a Twitter post, the world’s fastest man stated:

“After feeling discomfort in my hamstring after the first round last night [Thursday night] and then again in the semi-final tonight [Friday] I was examined by the Chief Doctor of the National Championships and diagnosed with a Grade 1 tear,” explained Bolt in a Twitter post.


“I have submitted a medical exemption to be excused from the 100m final and the remainder of the National Championships,” he also added.

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Based on the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) selection policy, the top three finishers at the National Senior Championships will be selected, unless there was a medical exemption from a world top top three athlete. The athlete is then expected to prove his/her fitness before the start of the competition.

Bolt continued: “I will seek treatment immediately and hope to show fitness at the London Anniversary Games on July 22 to earn selection for the Olympic Games in Rio.”


Bolt seems eager to recover:

— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) July 2, 2016


In Bolt’s absence, Yohan Blake held his nerve despite being wrongfully charged with a false start to finish first in a time of 9.95 seconds. Nickel Ashmeade (9.96) was second and Jevaughn Minzie (10.02) third.

Asafa Powell finished in fourth place.


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