Bolt wanted to withdraw from World Champs relay final – report

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Information reaching OBSERVER ONLINE from sources inside the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is that Usain Bolt wanted to withdraw from the 4x100m relay final at the just concluded London World Champions, after not feeling 100 per cent fit.

It is reported that Bolt told the JAAA that his “legs were not feeling well” after the relay heats but he was told to rest and inform them how he felt before the final.

Bolt eventually suffered a grade four hamstring tear in the final of the 4x100 relay and ended his fantastic career injured.

When contacted, Jamaica's team manager Ian Forbes said he knew nothing about the report and referred the Observer to technical leader, Don Quarrie.

Efforts to reach Quarrie by telephone proved futile as he is said to be overseas at the moment.

Howard Walker

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