Six-time Olympic Champion Usain Bolt has withdrawn from two upcmoning meets.
Bolt, who last week pulled out of the Jamaica Championships, on Tuesday (30 June) informed the organisers of the Paris and Lausanne Diamond League meetings that he will be unable to compete in their events on July 4 and July 9.
According to a release from Bolt’s team, “the 28 year old Jamaican has been feeling discomfort in his left leg since his last competition which has restricted his training.”
“He visited Doctor Müller-Wohlfahrt in Munich who confirmed that he has a blocked sacroiliac joint which is restricting his movement and putting pressure on his knee and ankle,” the release said.
“Usain will spend the next couple of days in Munich getting treatment after which he will resume full training in his quest to defend his titles at the IAAF World T&F Championships in Beijing at the end of August.
Bolt, in his last week, over 200m in New York earlier this month, won in 20.29. He has yet to run sub-10 or below 20 seconds this season.
“I’m disappointed not to be able to compete in Paris and Lausanne. I love running at these meetings but at the moment I am unable to compete at 100%. I look forward to getting back into full training as soon as possible”, said Bolt.
Bolt is still hopeful he will be able to defend his sprint double titles at the Beijing World Championships in August.