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Bolt withdraws from Jamaica race

Usain Bolt's wrecked sports car

Usain Bolt wrecks car

Triple Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt has pulled out of a race this weekend after suffering minor injuries in a car accident in Jamaica.

Bolt crashed his BMW into a ditch and was taken to hospital where he had thorns removed from his foot, having stepped on them getting out of the car.

And he will not now race in Saturday's Jamaica International Invitational.

The 22-year-old won gold in the men's 100m and 200m at Beijing in record times and was also a relay winner.

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"We will continue to monitor his progress over the next few days," said Bolt's agent Ricky Simms.

"It's too early to say if this will have any impact on his training and racing programme in the next few weeks."

Bolt is set to run a 150m street race in Manchester on 17 May.

see also
Bolt to race at London Grand Prix
20 Apr 09 |  Athletics
Bolt eyes world record domination
06 Dec 08 |  Athletics
Bolt grabs third gold and record
22 Aug 08 |  Athletics

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