What’s up with Usain Bolt’s hamstring: Will he be ready for the London 2012 Olympics?

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe

It is summer and it is an Olympic year summer; that means the news and buzz will be around the top athletes in sports. The biggest thus far is Usain Bolt and this week, the world will be wondering ‘what’s up with Usain’s hamstring? and whether he will be fit enough to win his events at the London 2012 Olympics this July 2012.

Yohan Blake, Usain’s training partner and club mate, won the 100 metres and 200 metres finals event at the Jamaica National Trials 2012 at the National Stadium in Jamaica. This was certainly a clash of The Beast against The Bolt. Usain certainly was not too perturbed and has always been very supportive of Yohan Blake’s career and performance.

Everyone at the Jamaica Trials and in the world, at large, were speculating about Bolt’s performance at the track event. Some correctly deduced that he might have an injury and was simply playing it safe, while doing enough to qualify for the London Olympics. That was certainly a smart move by the athlete and his coach Glen Mills. Mr.Mills has been training talented athletes for decades, even in his days at The Sprint Factory, Camperdown High School. Therefore, no one expects him to steer Usain Bolt wrong.

It is pertinent, that people remember that Usain is a born and bred talented, Jamaican athlete. However, like every thoroughbred, there comes a time that you either have to rest and recuperate or risk the chance of being put down.

The Decision

Jamaican Coach, Glen Mills has decided that it is best that Usain Bolt withdraws from any further meets and that includes the upcoming Diamond League event, which takes place a week before the Olympics 2012. Bolt needs medical attention and enough time to tend to his injury, allow it to heal, and train to bring up his performance.

The one thing we love and know about Usain Bolt, is that he is jovial and always optimistic. He stated, “I am happy to have earned my spot on the Jamaican Olympic team despite the challenge,” and that, “I will be in London to defend my titles in the 100, 200 and 4×100 meters.” This is certainly what we expect from him and knows that he will do everything to ensure he is 100% fit for the London 2012 Olympics.


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