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Injured Usain Bolt out of New York Diamond League race

Diamond League meeting
Venue: New York Date: Sunday, 23 May
Coverage: Live on BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website (UK users only, full coverage may not be available on Freeview); coverage on BBC Radio 5 live

Usain Bolt

Bolt dominated over 200m at the last Diamond league meeting, in Shanghai

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has withdrawn from the Diamond League meeting in New York on 12 June because of an inflamed Achilles tendon.

The World and Olympic champion was due to face American Tyson Gay at the meeting in a 100m showdown between the world's two fastest men.

But in a statement from event organisers, Bolt said he had developed stiffness in the tendon last week.

He has been advised to take a two-to-three week break by a doctor.

The meeting, which will be held at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island, is the fifth of 14 stops on the Diamond League circuit.

Before then, there are events in Oslo on 4 June and Rome six days later.

Bolt narrowly failed to break Michael Johnson's world record in the 300m at an IAAF World Challenge event in Ostrava last week.

see also
Bolt fails in 300m record attempt
27 May 10 |  Athletics
Bolt strolls to easy Shanghai win
23 May 10 |  Athletics
BBC agrees Diamond League deal
18 May 10 |  Athletics
Powell clocks 9.81 to win in Doha
14 May 10 |  Athletics
Bolt places 400m mission on hold
18 Mar 10 |  Athletics
Bolt scoops second Laureus award
10 Mar 10 |  Sport Homepage
Johnson suggests Bolt 400m switch
09 Mar 10 |  Athletics
Bolt starts season with 400m win
14 Feb 10 |  Athletics
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