Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter
LONDON, England: Jamaican two-time Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt and silver medalist Yohan Blake have extended best wishes to compatriot and fellow Olympic 00m finalist Asafa Powell, who pulled up midway the final after aggravating a groin injury.
Bolt went on to win in 9.63, with Blake following him across the line in 9.75 while Justin Gatlin finished third in 9.79.
“That’s bad for Asafa because he was also a strong point in our relay team but it is also very sad to see a Jamaican and a fellow athlete go down injured and I hope it’s not too serious and I hope he can bounce back quickly,” said Bolt. “Im sure he would have done well if he was fit.”
Blake, was also sympathetic for his fellow Jamaican.
"That was really unfortunate for Asafa, its just one of those things and I hope he can get better soon. He is a big part of our team and our 4x100m relay team and I hope he can be ready soon,” said Blake."
Bolt also took to popular social media platform Twitter, where he also credited the former 100m world record holder as the catalyst for Jamaica’s current sprint dominance.
“Respect bossy..hope u get well soon.. You started this Jamaican take over,” Bolt tweeted.
Powell was scheduled to do a MRI today to determine the extent of the injury and determine the lay off period.