Smith pulls out of Olympics
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!