Usain Bolt missed the Jamaican Olympic trials final 100m final with a hamstring tear.
Usain Bolt missed the Jamaican Olympic trials final 100m final with a hamstring tear.

Bolt waiting over Olympic future

USAIN Bolt should find out this week if he will have the chance defend all of his Olympic titles in Rio.

Bolt, who won gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay in London and Beijing four years earlier, injured his hamstring at the Jamaican Olympic Trials.

He had already qualified for the 100m on times, but has not raced in the 200m this season.

A Jamaican Athletics Administrative Association committee will consider Bolt's medical exemption request.

Bolt said he suffered a slight hamstring tear, after putting up photos on social media of what appeared to be him receiving treatment on his left hamstring.

Jamaica team manager Ludlow Watts said the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association selection policy allowed for exceptions.

"The rules say if you're ranked in the top three in the world, whether by ranking or time, it can be ranking or fastest time," he said.

"And (if) you're unavailable because of medical reasons, as confirmed by the JAAA medical panel, and if after you have recovered you regain your pre-injury form, you may be considered for reinstatement in the event, provided that is done before the qualifying final entry date."



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