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Bolts drops out of Jamaica trials but wins Rio ticket


Usain Bolt withdrew from Jamaica’s olympic trials on Friday just minutes before the final of the men’s 100 metres.

Bolt had dropped out for medical reasons.

“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.” Bolt tweeted.

Starting the recovery process right away. pic.twitter.com/J0HuvxOfiJ

— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) July 2, 2016

He however added that he hopes to show fitness at the upcoming London Anniversary Games on July 22. Bolt had clocked 10.04 seconds to win the first semi-final after a poor start and was due to square off in the final against Yohan Blake, who clocked 9.95 to win the other semis.

Blake went on to win the final race and secure a spot at the Olympics after clocking 9.95 seconds.

Bolt will however participate in the upcoming Olympic games to defend his titles in the 100 and 200 metres race.

Unlike the United States, where the first three finishers in the trials win Olympic berths, Jamaica’s selection policy allows medical exemptions.

Three weeks ago 29-year-old Bolt ran the second-fastest time in the world this year clocking 9.88 in the 100 meters during a competition in Jamaica.

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