July 6, 2012 in Sports

Olympic gold-medal sprinter Bolt must rest

 

Usain Bolt has more than Yohan Blake to worry about ahead of the London Olympics. Now he has an injury to contend with and likely won’t run again until the Games. Exactly one month before the 100-meter final at the Olympics, Bolt (pictured right) pulled out of the July 20 Monaco Diamond League meet Thursday with a “a slight problem” that occurred during the recent Jamaican Olympic trials, his coach Glen Mills said. The withdrawal followed the double blow of losing in the 100 and 200 to training partner Blake at the trials, a reality check before the Olympics. Bolt will now come to the Olympics following two losses. Bolt insisted he’ll be at the games to retain the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay titles he won in Beijing four years ago in world-record times. – AP


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