Usain Bolt has ended his season. We have the release noted below, where Pacesetter management told Alfons Juck, our man about the globe that, in looking out for his future career, Usain needs to rest, due to a back injury. His achilles seems to be recovering fine. That means that Bolt will miss Brussels and Zurich.
On August 6, Usain Bolt was defeated by Tyson Gay in the 100 meters at DN Galan Games in
Stockholm. Bolt ran 9.97 to Gay’s 9.84. This ended Gay’s winning streak at 22 finals. Ironically, the last time Bolt lost over 100 meters was at DN Galan in July 2008, to Asafa Powell.
Tyson Gay versus Usain Bolt, DN Galan/Stockholm, Samsung DL, August 6, 2010, photo by PhotoRun.net.
Since his 100 meter world record in June 2008 at the Rbk Grand Prix in NYC, NY, Bolt has been on fire. His three gold medals in Beijing and Berlin, his world records at 100 meters and 200 meters, both in Beijing in August 2008 and Berlin in August 2009 have made him a global sports hero. Bolt’s personality and his obvious amusement with the sports culture however, is what has captured the world’s interest.
The defeat last week, in my mind, will make both Bolt and Gay even larger than life. Now, there is a rivalry. Competition is what makes our sport fascinating. Add to that the classy way Bolt, Gay, Powell and Spearmon treat each other, in competition and out, stands in huge comparison to the less than classy relationships in other professional sports.
We wish Usain Bolt a speedy recovery and look forward to the 2011 campaign!
(GER): Usain Bolt ends his season. After an assessment from his medical
team his management company Pace Sports Management confirmed that
fastest man in the world will close his 2010 track season and cancel
his participation in the IAAF Diamond League meetings – Weltklasse
Zurich and Memorial van Damme, Brussels. Usain was examined on Monday
by Dr Hans MÃ¼ller-Wohlfahrt in Munich who found a problem in his lower
back. He has a tightness that restricts his ability to generate power
in his stride and continuing to race in this condition could risk
injury to his hamstrings or calf muscles. With a view to his future
career further treatment to loosen his back followed by a period of
rest will be in his best interest. Pace also informs that the MRI scan
on his Achilles tendon showed that it has now completely healed. “I am
very disappointed to miss two of the top meetings on the circuit –
Zurich & Brussels – but trust that it is better for me not to take
any risks this year. 2011 and 2012 are very important Championship
years and I hope to be back fully fit and healthy. I would like to
thank everyone for their support and look forward to coming back
stronger next year.” Bolt is currently joint world leader in the 100 m
and also has the fastest times of the year in the 200 m , 300 m and
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