Super track star Usain Bolt of Jamaica tweeted Friday night that he has a grade 1 tear in his left hamstring. He said he first felt discomfort in his leg after he ran in the first round of qualifying for the 100 meters Thursday. After he won his semifinal heat Friday evening he felt pain again and saw a doctor, who diagnosed the tear.
"I will seek treatment immediately and hope to show fitness at the London Anniversary Games on July 22 to earn selection for the Olympic Games in Rio,
Bolt will not be able to participate in the Jamaican Olympic qualifications, however, the Jamaican athletic federation has regulations that would allow Bolt to run the 100 meters in Rio.
Athletes who are ranked/listed in the top three in the world for their event who are ill or injured at the time of the national championships and are granted an exemption from competing at the championships may still be considered for selection provided that they are able to prove their world ranking form prior to the final submission of the entries for the competition.