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Usain Bolt to miss remainder of Jamaica's Olympic trials due to hamstring tear

650   //    02 Jul 2016, 09:46 IST
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6-time Olympic Gold medallist and a star attraction at any event, Usain Bolt has opted out of his country’s Rio 2016 trials on Friday after suffering a Grade 1 hamstring tear.

The 29-year-old, who has already said that the 2016 edition of the Summer Games will be his last Olympics, revealed the news of his injury through his Twitter handle, adding that following an examination with the Chief Doctor at the Nationals, he had submitted a medical exemption to excuse him participating from the 100m final as well as the rest of the trials.

“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,” Bolt wrote in his Twitter handle.

The Jamaican sprinter won his semifinal with a timing of 10.04 seconds and had complained of a tight hamstring during the preliminaries on Thursday. In order to progress for Rio, Bolt will now have to compete in the Anniversary Games, that will be staged in London on July 22nd.

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