Paris - Sprint star Usain Bolt has withdrawn
from the Diamond League meet in Monaco on July 20, which was to have
been his last outing before the London Olympics, after picking up a
"slight problem" at the Jamaican trials.
The defending 100 and
200m Olympic champion, and world record holder in both events, pulled up
at the end of the 200m at last week's Jamaican Olympic trials.
25-year-old briefly received medical treatment on the track after
crossing the finish line on Sunday, trainers working on his legs before
he got up and walked off.
"Arising from Usain's participation at
the National Trials in Kingston this past weekend where he had a slight
problem, after careful assessment I have had to withdraw him from the
Samsung Diamond League Meeting in Monaco on July 20 to give him
sufficient time for treatment and time to train and prepare for the
Olympic Games in London," Bolt's coach Glen Mills said.
Bolt suffered a shock at the trials, being beaten into second in both the 100 and 200m by training partner Yohan Blake.
"I am happy to have earned my spot on the Jamaican Olympic team despite the challenge," Bolt said.
will be in London to defend my titles in the 100, 200 and 4x100 metres.
I want to congratulate my fellow Racers Track Club Members along with
the other athletes who made the team. I thank everyone for their