Usain Bolt from Beijing, China, August, 2009. Photo by Photorun.net.
Bolt not running on Saturday
KINGSTON (JAM): Triple olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt will not compete on Saturday at Jamaica Invitational in Kingston
after his car accident. Although nothing major happened that is the decision taken with his coach Glen Mills. Here the release by his agent, Ricky Simms of Pace Sports Management:
"We are pleased to report that Usain Bolt is fine after his car accident in Kingston yesterday afternoon. He has been released from hospital and will have a few days rest as advised by the JAAA’s doctor. The main injuries were to his left foot when he stepped on some thorns when getting out of the car. After consultation with Coach Mills and JAAA’s it has been decided that, as a precaution, he will not run in the Kingston International on Saturday. We will continue to monitor his progress over the next few days. It is too early to say if this will have any impact on his training and racing programme in the next few weeks. His next scheduled race is the Manchester City Games on May 17th. We would like to thank the public for the many calls and messages of support for Usain.”
Special thanks to Alfons Juck, EME News.
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