Usain Bolt has withdrawn from the Areva meeting in Paris on Saturday, as well as that of Lausanne on July 9, due to a problem in his left leg, said Tuesday the Parisian organizers.
“I’m disappointed not to be able to compete in Paris and Lausanne. I love racing in these meetings but I am not 100% of my ability. I can not wait to start training full time! “ says Jamaican, said in a statement the organizers.
This package confirms the great difficulties of the six-time Olympic champion sprint to find his best form this season. “Jamaica’s 28 years feels discomfort in his left leg since its last competition, which prevented him to train as he wished” , say the organizers.
Doubts its presence at the World Championships
At 28, Bolt has not made full season since 2013, where he managed a hat-trick of gold (100, 200 and 4x100m) at World Championships Moscow.
This season, he participated in an exhibition in Rio 100m (10.12) and three 200 m where his performances have raised many questions (20.20 on April 11 in Jamaica, 20.13 26 June in Ostrava and 20.29 in New York on June 13).
The package championships of Jamaica, last weekend, had also revived speculation about his real state of form at least two months the World Championships in Beijing (22-30 August).
Bolt “consulted Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt in Munich, who confirmed that he blocked sacroiliac joint, which limits his movements and creates a pressure on the knee and ankle. Usain spend the next days in Munich in order to resume training full time and defend his titles at the Beijing IAAF World Championships in late August “, the organizers said.
Doubt is now allowed about the possibility of legend sprint line up in China.