Despite injury, Bolt listed on Jamaican Olympic team
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 12, 2016 09:22 AM
FILE- In this Aug. 29, 2015, file photo, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, right, anchors the Jamaican team to the finish line as Jamaica wins the men's 4x100 meter relay final at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Jamaican officials say Bolt has withdrawn from his country's National Senior Championships, citing an unspecified injury. Bolt had qualified for the 100-meter final on Friday, July 1, 2016, and was scheduled to compete in the 200-meter events Saturday and Sunday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Usain Bolt's quest for more Olympic gold is back on, as expected.
The Jamaican Olympic Committee released its delegation for next month's Rio Games on Monday, and Bolt is among the selections even though an injury kept him from formally qualifying at his country's national championships.
Bolt is listed as a qualifier in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay. He has six Olympic gold medals, sweeping those events at the Beijing Games in 2008 and the London Games in 2012.
Bolt withdrew from Jamaica's national meet on July 1 with a slight tear in his left hamstring, doing so just before the 100-meter final. The 100 and 200 world-record holder is scheduled to compete in London on July 22 to confirm his fitness level for the Rio Games.