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Wednesday, 15 May, 2002, 20:32 GMT 21:32 UK
Greene struck by injury
Maurice Greene
Greene was injured in Edmonton last year
World record holder and Olympic champion Maurice Greene was forced to pull out of his first competitive run of the season after pulling a calf muscle in training.

Greene was due to compete in the 100m at the Qatar Grand Prix but did not appear at the start of the race, which was won by Bernard Williams.

Greene, who won three gold medals at the 2000 Olympics, has a history of injuries.

Most recently, the 27-year-old strained a leg muscle while winning the 100m final at the Edmonton World Championships last August in a time of 9.79 seconds.

However, he had looked in good shape when running two 4x100m relays in the United States before travelling to Doha to compete in the event for what would have been the first time.

Williams won in 10.08 seconds, ahead of compatriots Jon Drummond and Joshua Johnson.

European 100 metres champion Darren Campbell, who missed the majority of last season with a hamstring injury, finished a disappointing sixth, clocking an ordinary time of 10.34 seconds.

See also:

17 Apr 02 |  Athletics
Greene confirms Sheffield run
29 Aug 01 |  Athletics
Greene out of Games
16 Aug 01 |  World Athletics
Greene out of 100m showdown
06 Aug 01 |  Photo Galleries
Golden Greene crowned
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