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Bolt out till 2011 — manager

Usain Bolt’s manager says the Olympic sprint champion is taking the rest of 2010 off because of tightness in his lower back.

Manager Ricky Simms says in an e-mail that the world-record holder in the 100 and 200 metres has been examined by a doctor in Germany and the back problem “restricts his ability to generate power in his stride.”

Simms says that racing “in this condition could risk injury” to Bolt’s legs. Simms also says an MRI exam showed that a previous Achilles’ tendon injury is healed.

Bolt will have treatment to loosen his back and then rest, skipping IAAF Diamond League track meets in Zurich and Brussels.

The announcement comes just four days after Bolt lost to Tyson Gay in the 100m at the DF Galan meeting in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday night.


1 comments
Danie
Danie

I just want to ad a comment to your previous addition of the magazine, it is about the records. You always tend to mention all the records but you always forget about the Decathlon, and Heptathlon. Well our own Gert Swanepoel that competed at the World junior champs have had a great season with if I am not wrong 3 SA records . He totally smashed his own SA record of 6400 point to a brilliant 6755points at the SA youth and junior champs and again in the window period to a massive 7380points. He is the only SA junior athlete that has passed the 6400point barrier closest to him was Tinus de Bruin with 6355pionts. Now that is what you call a upcoming talent.