Sport

No-show Bolt at media day

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | 1:33 PM    

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BIRMINGHAM, England — Hundreds of media representatives from all over the world, children from area schools and Jamaicans who turned out at the Munrow College Sports Centre to see sprinting super star Usain Bolt work out with his Jamaican team mates left disappointed today, as once again the athlete failed to make a public appearance.

The special media day had been arranged to give members of the media a chance to see the athletes going through a light workout under the eyes of their coaches.

A number of the athletes showed up including 400m-hurdler Melanie Walker and Kaliese Spencer but Bolt and training partner Yohan Blake, as well as female sprinters Veronica Campbell Brown and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were all no shows.

At the track and also during the press conference with team captains Michael Frater and Novlene Williams-Mills, Bolt’s absence dominated the day’s proceedings and one female Brazilian TV journalist asked whether he was injured or not.

Later a Japanese TV representative also questioned whether he was at full health.

There were indications that Bolt trained later in the day however after the press conference, journalists, both Jamaican and international, were blocked from going back into the training facility.

Security personnel also removed spectators who accessed a hillside with a view of the track.

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