Bolt Withdraws from adidas GP Meet in New York

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Bolt‰Ûªs management team cites recent injury

NEW YORK (May 31, 2010) ‰ÛÓ Double Olympic and World champion Usain Bolt has withdrawn from the adidas Grand Prix due to injury, organizers announced Monday.
Organizers were notified on Monday afternoon by Bolt‰Ûªs management team
that Bolt is suffering from an inflammation of his tendon. He provided
the following statement:
‰ÛÏI developed a stiffness in my Achilles tendon last week and sought
medical attention. After careful consultation with Dr. Hans
Müller-Wohlfahrt at his clinic in Munich, I have been advised to take a
2-3 week break as a precautionary measure to avoid risking further
damage. Regrettably I will have to miss the IAAF Diamond League meeting
in New York on Saturday, June 12. I am well aware of the disappointment
for the fans in New York and around the world, but I hope to return to
New York as soon as possible.‰Û

The sixth edition of the adidas
Grand Prix on Saturday, June 12, will still be the deepest in history
as 26 Olympic and World champions and five IAAF Diamond League
ambassadors have been announced for the meet. The event, held at Icahn
Stadium on Randall‰Ûªs Island, will be the fifth stop on the inaugural
14-meet, international Diamond League circuit.
‰ÛÏI know I echo the wishes of all New York area track fans when I say
that we wish Usain a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming him
back next year,‰Û meet director Mark Wetmore said. ‰ÛÏThe new Diamond
League format has helped us put together world-class fields in all of
the disciplines, so track and field fans will still experience the best
the sport has ever seen in New York City.‰Û


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