Will Usain Bolt Compete in Commonwealth Games? Stay Tuned! by Larry Eder



Usain Bolt, Berlin 2009 WC, August 2009, photo by PhotoRun.net.

Rumors have been flying for months about Usain Bolt and the Commonwealth Games. Face it, Bolt, in his present form (take 2008 or 2009) could make or break such a championships. There were rumors that an Indian corporation was guaranteeing Bolt's appearance.

Part of our goal at RBR is to err on the side of accuracy. So, when Ricky Simms, Usian Bolt's manager sent us a note, we were fascinated. Mr. Simms wanted to make sure that we understood that there was some truth to the rumor of a potential appearance by the world record holder at 100 meters and 200 meters at the Commonwealth Games, we were all, well, ears....

Here's the real story: Usain Bolt is considering competing at the Commonwealth Games, however, the decision will be made sometime in June or July by Usain and his coach, Glen Mills. Competing in the CWG will affect Bolt's training for the World Champs in 2011 and London in 2012. So, stay tuned!

Mr. Simms told RBR that the following article was quite accurate about Bolt's considerations on whether to compete at the CGW or not:

It is a testament to Usain Bolt's stature in the sport of athletics, but also the world of sports that his appearance at the Commonwealth Games in India could increase their chances of success. That, as anyone who has seen Bolt race, is just a fact.

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