LONDON (AP) — Usain Bolt has withdrawn from the Monaco Diamond League meet with what his coach calls a “slight” injury problem following the Jamaican Olympic trials.
Coach Glen Mills says the Olympic champion in the 100 and 200 meters won’t run in Monaco on July 20 to give him “sufficient time for treatment and time to train and prepare” for the London Games.
Bolt was scheduled to run the 200 in Monaco in his last race before the Olympics.
Bolt surprisingly finished second to Yohan Blake in the 100 and 200 at the trials. He said he’d “be in London to defend my titles in the 100, 200 and 4 X 100 meters.”
After the 200 final on Sunday, Bolt had his right hamstring stretched out by a trainer.