Top Stories

Usain Bolt's Olympics Status in Limbo After Hamstring Injury

Usain Bolt's Olympics Status in Limbo After Hamstring Injury

Usain Bolt has faced a setback in his journey to the 2016 Rio Olympics after injuring his hamstring during the Jamaican national championships.

The 29-year-old sprinter, who has won six gold medals at the Olympics over the years, scratched out of the Olympic trials following the injury.

“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,” Usain tweeted. “I have submitted a medical exemption to be excused from the 100m final and the remainder of the National Championships. I will seek treatment immediately and hope to show fitness at the London Anniversary Games on July 22 to earn selection for the Olympic Games in Rio.”

We’ll have to wait for the London games later this month to see if Usain qualifies!

Just Jared on Facebook
usain bolt olympics status in limbo after hamstring injury 01
usain bolt olympics status in limbo after hamstring injury 02
usain bolt olympics status in limbo after hamstring injury 03
usain bolt olympics status in limbo after hamstring injury 04
usain bolt olympics status in limbo after hamstring injury 05

Photos: WENN
Posted to: 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Usain Bolt

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • Katt Williams reportedly isn't cooperating with police in his gun investigation - TMZ
  • Dylan Sprouse had tons of support at the premiere of his new movie - Just Jared Jr
  • Josh Groban reacts to being the subject of one of Katy Perry's hit songs - TooFab
  • The reviews are in for Joaquin Phoenix's new movie - Lainey Gossip
  • This YouTuber just bravely came out as bisexual - Just Jared Jr
  • Justin Bieber is perfectly healthy - Gossip Cop