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Smith pulls out of Olympics

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer reidp@jamaicaobserver

Saturday, July 21, 2012




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BIRMINGHAM, England - Decathlete Maurice Smith will not take part in the Olympic Games set to start in less than a week in the English capital London, after the flare up of a nerve injury in his back, the Jamaica Observer has learned.

Assistant coach of the team Maurice Westney confirmed the news following a church service for the Jamaican and American team at the Birmingham Cathedral earlier today.

A disappointed Smith had told the Jamaica Observer about the injury a few days ago and said he had sought top medical advice but had to reluctantly withdraw from competition.

Read tomorrow's Observer for more details!

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