Usain Bolt included in Jamaica's Olympic squad after injury doubts

The 100m and 200m world record holder suffered a grade one hamstring tear

BY Cian Roche 07:26 Tuesday 12 July 2016, 7:26 12 Jul 2016

Image: Adam Davy / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Usain Bolt has been included in Jamaica's 63 strong team for the Rio Olympics next month and will defend his 100m and 200m world records.

There had been some douby over whether or not he would be included in the team after suffering a grade one hamstring tear at the national trials.

Bolt, a six time Olympic champion, will defend his world records and compete in the Jamaican 4x100m relay.

The 29-year-old is one of four athletes to be given a medical exemption and will prove his fitness on Jully 22 at the Anniversary Games in London.

Among the sprinters included in the team are Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake and Elaine Thompson who powered her way to victory in the 100m final of the Jamaican Trials at the start of the month.


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