Favorites Edit

Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt named in Jamaica team despite injury concerns

982   //    12 Jul 2016, 15:02 IST
Rio Olympics 2016 Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt at an event in Prague

Usain Bolt has been named in the Jamaica Team for Rio Olympics despite injuring his hamstring at the national trials. The Jamaican sprinter will now defend is 100m, 200m and 100*4m titles at Rio.

Also Read: PR Sreejesh named as captain of the men's hockey team, Sushila Chanu to lead the women's team 

The six-time Olympic champion was handed a position in the 63-man Jamaican team despite not proving his fitness and he is, in fact, one of the four athletes who has been given a medical exemption to make it to the squad. 

Also Read: Thank you for everything Mary Kom; now it's time for Indian boxing to step up 

Usain Bolt is competing at the Anniversary Games in London on July 22nd, which will be his first race since the injury he sustained at the first round 100m race at Kingston. He personally confirmed it at the Official Facebook page of British Athletics.

If the 100m and 200m record holder does manage to get back to his best, he can potentially be the first person to hold the 'triple' Olympic medals of the 100m and 200m men's category, having won both the medals in Beijing and London. 

Well if he does make it, we can collectively say, "Come on man, he's Bolt"

Topics you might be interested in:
Fetching more content...