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Despite Injury, Bolt to Compete at Olympics

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 11:05 am

Usain Bolt’s quest for more Olympic gold is back on, as expected.

The Jamaican Olympic Committee released its delegation for next month’s Rio Games on Monday, and Bolt is among the selections even though an injury kept him from formally qualifying at his country’s national championships.BRAND_BIO_BSFC_157955_SF_2997_005-20140327_V1_HD_768x432-16x9

Bolt is listed as a qualifier in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 4×100-meter relay. He has six Olympic gold medals, sweeping those events at the Beijing Games in 2008 and the London Games in 2012.

Bolt withdrew from Jamaica’s national meet on July 1 with a slight tear in his left hamstring, doing so just before the 100-meter final. The 100 and 200 world-record holder is scheduled to compete in London on July 22 to confirm his fitness level for the Rio Games.