Jamaican Sprinter Bolt To Drop Out Of Upcoming Meet Because Of Car Accident

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has dropped out of a weekend track meet in Jamaica after being lightly injured in a car crash.

Bolt's agent, Ricky Simms, says the main injuries were to Bolt's left foot when he stepped on thorns as he got out of the wrecked BMW.

Simms said on Thursday that Bolt will skip Saturday's Kingston International as a precaution and that it is too early to say whether other races will be affected. Bolt's next scheduled competition is a 150-meter street race in Manchester, England, on May 17.

Bolt lost control of his car on a Jamaican highway Wednesday and a police officer said he apparently had been speeding.

The 22-year-old sprinter won three gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, all in world record times.


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