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Usain Bolt Backs Out Of Last Race Before Olympics Due To Injury

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Usain Bolt withdraws from race

Usain Bolt is playing it safe before the start of the 2012 London Olympics.

The world record-holder has withdrawn from his last race before the start of the summer games because of a "slight" injury. We're not sure the extent of the problem, but his coach has said:

"After careful assessment I have had to withdraw him (Bolt) from the Samsung Diamond League Meeting in Monaco on July 20 to give him sufficient time for treatment and time to train and prepare for the Olympic Games in London."

Sources say he was stretching his hamstring after finishing second at the finishing second in the 200-meter dash at the Jamaican Olympic trials over the weekend.

Hopefully this doesn't affect his performance in the upcoming race for gold where he'll be defending his titles in the 100, 200 and 4×100 meters.

Actually, maybe we should be hoping that the injury DOES affect his performance. You know, for the sake of America…LOL!

We're only kidding. We want every athlete to be at the top of their game so the world can truly see who is the BEST!

[Image via WENN.]

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