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Bolt selected for 100, 200m

Bolt selected for 100, 200m
Sprinting super­star Usain Bolt will be among the names listed by the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) on Monday when it confirms the athletes who have qualified to represent Jamaica at next month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Ja­neiro, Brazil.
The triple world-record holder was selected, according to our sources, among the four names en­tered for the 100m and 200m events by the Jamaica Athletics Ad­ministrative Associa­tion (JAAA) following a meeting of its selec­tion committee.
Only a maximum of three athletes will be able to compete in each event at the Olympic Games, meaning that the man­agement team will determine the final make-up.
Bolt had to cut short his campaign at the country’s track-and-field qualifier for the Olympic Games (the JAAA-Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships) last weekend due to a hamstring injury.
He is, however, provisionally listed and can still compete in Rio, provided he proves his fitness at the July 22 London Diamond League, after he was granted a medical exemption from the trials, as per­mitted under long-standing JAAA rules.
The policy, which came into effect shortly after the year 2000, states that all athletes must compete at the champion­ships in order to be considered for selec­tion, but there is a provision for those who are injured or ill at the time of the event to prove their competitive fitness and be con­sidered for selection ahead of the outlined deadline.-The Authority.

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