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Usain Bolt ready for London test, no signs of his hamstring injury

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2016 | 7:24 PM
Bolt in training.

Andre Lowe, Special Projects Editor – Sports

LONDON, England:
Sprinting superstar Usain Bolt showed no signs of the hamstring injury that forced him out of the National Senior Championships as he warmed up for this Friday's London Diamond League.

Bolt is scheduled to compete in the 200m – his first of the season and his first event since withdrawing from the trials.

His performance here will be used as a form of fitness test for the six-time Olympic champion, who under JAAA regulations, was granted a medical exemption from the trials as a result of his injury.

However, the tone around his recovery has been positive and if his workout is anything to go by, then Friday's should definitely confirm this.

The sprinter, who recently received treatment from his doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller Wohlfahrt, was guided through a moderate work out, which lasted over an hour on the warm-up track, which runs adjacent to the London Olympic Stadium – the venue for the upcoming two-day Diamond League meet.

Bolt, the defending Olympic 100m and 200m champion was lively throughout his session and looked in good physical shape under the watchful eyes of members of his management team.

He will face compatriot Nickel Ashmeade, Panamanian Alonso Edwards, Adam Gemili and Christophe Lemaitre on Friday.