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Injured Bolt to learn Rio fate on Thursday

By The Assam Tribune

KINGSTON, July 3: Injured Usain Bolt will learn on Thursday if he will have his chance to run for a third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the 100 metres, 200m and 4x100 relay.

A Jamaican Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) committee will meet on Thursday to consider Bolt�s medical exemption request to be allowed to run in the 100 and 200 and on the relay � all events he won at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics.

Bolt said on Friday after pulling out of the 100m final at the Jamaican Olympic Trials that he has suffered a slight hamstring tear, later posting photographs on social media of what appeared to be him receiving treatment on his left hamstring.

Reigning 100 and 200 world champion and world record-holder Bolt filed for the medical exemption that would allow him onto the Jamaican Olympic squad despite not competing in the trials.

Warren Blake, JAAA president, confirmed on Saturday that Bolt had requested the exemption for the 100 and 200 after withdrawing. � AFP

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