Jamaica`s Bolt Forced To End 2010 Season

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CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Aug. 10, 2010: Jamaican triple Olympian and world record holder, Usain Bolt, has called an end to his 2010 track season.

The top athlete, who lost a race for the first time in two years Friday, said he is ending the season and cancelling his participation in the IAAF Diamond  League meetings – Weltklasse Zurich and Memorial van Damme, Brussels after an assessment from his medical team.

Bolt was reportedly examined on Monday, August 9th by Dr Hans Müller-Wohlfahrt  in Munich who found a problem in his lower back. He has a tightness that restricts his ability to generate power in his stride and continuing to race in  this condition could risk injury to his hamstrings or calf muscles, World-Track and Field reports indicate.

Bolt will need treatment to loosen his  back followed by a period of rest but the good news is a MRI scan on his Achilles tendon showed that it has now  completely healed.

Bolt has expressed disappointment. `I am very disappointed to miss two of the top meetings on  the circuit – Zurich & Brussels – but trust that it is better for me not to take  any risks this year,` he was quoted as saying. `2011 and 2012 are very important Championship years and I hope to be back fully fit and healthy. I would like to thank everyone for their support and look forward to coming back stronger next year.`

 

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