Athletics

Hamstring strain sidelines Bolt

2013-05-02 09:13
Usain Bolt (File)
Kingston - Usain Bolt has withdrawn from a meet in his native Jamaica this weekend because of a hamstring injury.

The Olympic 100m and 200m champion says he strained a hamstring during training last week. Bolt said in a statement on Wednesday that it was only a grade one strain and he hopes to recover soon.

He was scheduled to race Saturday at Jamaica's National Stadium in Kingston. Jamaican team-mates Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell withdrew earlier because of injuries.

US sprinters Alyson Felix and Tyson Gay are still scheduled to compete.

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