Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Usain Bolt out

Usain Bolt out, Olympic sprinter injures hamstring, will miss weekend event. News has come that Usain Bolt is out of an upcoming Jamaican meet due to an injury. According to USA Today on April 30, the Olympic star has a slight hamstring strain.

The Jamaican meet is Saturday and he was set to run in the 200 meter event, but felt that his hamstring injury would not allow him to compete up to his abilities. He announced his withdrawal from the event on his personal website.

The fact that Usain Bolt was out was explained as a disappointment for the track star, because of how much he loves running in front of his home crowd. He also mentioned that it was only a "Grade 1" strain and he should be okay and back in action very soon.

The injury began to bother Bolt last weekend while training.

Usain Bolt is the first man to ever hold both the 100 meter and 200 meter world records since measurements became mandatory in 1977. He is also the reigning Olympics champion in both events and has won six gold medals for sprinting, the first person to ever do so. The five-time world champion opened his season with a 150-meter race in Rio de Janeiro, where he won easily in 14.42 seconds.

With Usain Bolt out, the event on Saturday is really anyone's game.

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