Usain Bolt, known as “the world’s fastest man,” has withdrawn from the Jamaican Olympic Trials this weekend after experiencing a Grade 1 tear in his hamstring.
He tweeted the following: “After feeling discomfort in my hamstring after the first round last night and then again in the semi-final tonight I was examined by the Chief Doctor of the National Championships and diagnosed with a Grade 1 tear. I have submitted a medical exemption to be excused from the 100m final and the remainder of the National Championships. 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.”
The six-time Olympic gold-medal winner won two of his medals in the 100 meter race but don’t count him out for another try in Rio which would make his third consecutive Olympic Games. His goal for Rio has been to earn gold in all three of his events – the 100 and 200 meters and the 400 relay. And since he’s shown no signs of slowing down, even at the age of 29, it seems very likely if his hamstring tear heals enough for him to qualify.
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