New Delhi: Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt withdrew from the Jamaican Olympic Trials on Friday after suffering a hamstring injury shortly before he was going to run the 100-metre final.

Bolt reportedly complained of a tight hamstring injury after his preliminary race on Thursday.

However, the two-time 100-meter record holding sprinter could still compete in Rio.

Medical exemptions are allowed so long as athletes can prove their injuries according to the Jamaican Athletic Administrative Association selection policy.

Bolt’s long-time rival Yohan Blake said he was confident that the world-record-holder will participate in Rio Olympics.

In the 2008 Beijing Games, Bolt set a world record by winning 100-metre with a time of at 9.58 seconds. He set the 100-metre Olympic record of 9.63 and broke the world record in the 400-relay sprint with a time of 36.84 in the 2012 London Games. Blake finished second to Bolt at the event in the 100-metre race.


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