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Usain Bolt withdraws from Jamaican Trials

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Usain Bolt withdrew from tonight’s 100m final at the Jamaican Olympic Track and Field Trials, citing a grade-one hamstring tear. He will also skip Sunday’s 200m final, according to a post on his social media:

He is expected to apply for a medical exemption to compete at the 2016 Olympics, according to the Jamaican Gleaner. 

The six-time Olympic gold medalist wrote on Twitter that he began feeling discomfort in his hamstring after the 100m first round Friday night, when he clocked 10.15 seconds. It was his slowest time in four races in 2016, according to tilastopaja.org. 

He felt discomfort again after running 10.04 seconds Friday night in the semifinal race, and decided to scratch from the 100m final. 

Bolt plans to return to the track on July 22 at a meet in London. 

His season’s best, 9.88 seconds, is second only to France’s Jimmy Vicaut. 

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