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• Usain Bolt to learn Rio Olympics Fate next week

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Usain Bolt, who suffered a grade one hamstring tear on Friday,  will find out on Thursday if he will be allowed to compete at Rio Olympics. 

The Jamaican track and field chiefs will meet on Thursday to make a decision on Bolt's medical exemption to allow the 6-time Olympic champion to compete in 100m,  200m and 4x100m relay in Rio. 

Usain Bolt, who won 100m, 200m 4x100m Olympic gold in the last two Olympics confirmed on Saturday he suffered a slight hamstring tear during the 100m semi finals on Friday. The injury forced Bolt to withdraw from 100m finals and further participation at Jamaican trials.

Bolt filed a medical exemption that could still allow him to compete for Jamaica in Rio even if he did not compete in the National Championships. 

World record holder over 100m and 200m Bolt will  compete next at  London Anniversary games on July 22 where he will have to prove to Jamaican Athletics Chiefs that he is fit to compete for Jamaican squad in Rio.

JAAA rules allow injured athletes ranked in the top three on the IAAF performance list to skip their national championships and be put on the Olympic team,  but it requires the athlete prove fitness in time to be included on the Games list. 




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