Usain Bolt ready for London 2012 Olympics insists agent
Tuesday 10 July 2012
Usain Bolt is fit and firing ahead of the Olympics, according to his agent.
Bolt had worried London organisers as well as his legion of fans when he flew to Munich for treatment by celebrated sports doctor Hans-Wilhelm M|ller-Wohlfahrt after training partner Yohan Blake edged him out in both the 100 metres and 200m at the Olympic trials.
But Bolt's agent Ricky Simms has attempted to play down fears he is a doubt for the Games, adding the 25-year-old sprinter was merely suffering from tightness in his hamstring.
"He's back to normal, he's back in full training and he's good to go," Simms told the Telegraph.
"His body is back to normal. The muscle tightness has gone."
Simms acknowledged Bolt nursed the minor problem at the Olympic trials at the National Stadium in Kingston.
But after managing to qualify for London in spite of the complaint, the Jamaican was told by his coach to fully recover before he can prepare to defend his 100m, 200m and 4x100m crowns at the Games.
"He had a slightly tight hamstring during the trials and that's why possibly he didn't push as hard as he could have," added Simms.
"He was just protecting that. The main thing at the trials was to get through and get on the team for the Olympic Games.
"His coach decided that he needs to get a little bit of massage and treatment on that and rest up, and then train again hard next week so that he's ready for the Olympic Games."
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: The biggest fight of all time, or maybe just the most lucrative?
What time does Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao start?
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: What time does it start and where can I watch it?
Sir Alex Ferguson reveals who he thinks is better between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Chelsea transfer news: 'Eden Hazard will cost Real Madrid £100m - and a Galactico,' says Jose Mourinho
- 1 Woman 'suffocates newborn baby in plastic bag and puts it in her desk minutes after giving birth'
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 Chinese student carries disabled friend to school every day for three years
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove