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.`