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Jamaican Doctor: Usain Bolt fit and ready for Olympics

Published: Thursday July 26, 2012 | 9:00 am with audio | Comments 0
Usain Bolt leaving the Cineworld Cinema in Birmingham - Ricardo Makyn/Photographer.
Usain Bolt leaving the Cineworld Cinema in Birmingham - Ricardo Makyn/Photographer.

Team doctor of Jamaica’s track and field team Winston Dawes says Usain Bolt is fit and ready for the Olympics.

Doctor Dawes shrugged off suggestions that Bolt will miss the Games with injury.

There are reports that the Olympic champion is suffering with niggling leg and back problems.

However, Doctor Dawes said both Bolt and his training partner Yohan Blake are at the top of their game.

Doctor Dawes said if the conditions are ideal the records could go.

Bolt holds the 100-metre world record of 9.58 and the 200-metre record of 19.19.




However, Blake beat him at the Jamaican trials in both distances less than four weeks ago.

The Olympics opening ceremony will take place tomorrow, while the 100-metre preliminaries commence on August 4.

editorila@gleanerjm.com

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