Six-time Olympic Champion Usain Bolt has withdrawn from Diamond League races in Paris and Lausanne scheduled for this week due to a pelvic injury.
“Usain Bolt cancels his participation in the Paris and Lausanne Diamond League Meetings,” the press release reads. Bolt informed the organisers of the Paris and Lausanne Diamond League meetings yesterday that he will be unable to compete in their events on July 4 and July 9.
The 28-year-old has been feeling discomfort in his left leg since his last competition that has restricted his training. Bolt visited Doctor Müller-Wohlfahrt in Munich, Germany, who confirmed that he has a blocked sacroiliac joint that is restricting his movement and putting pressure on his knee and ankle.
Bolt will spend the next couple of days in Munich getting treatment after which he will resume full training in his quest to defend his titles at the IAAF World T&F Championships in Beijing at the end of August.
“I’m disappointed not to be able to compete in Paris and Lausanne. I love running at these meetings but at the moment I am unable to compete at 100%,” Bolt said. “I look forward to getting back into full training as soon as possible.” The sprint star was scheduled to face countryman Asafa Powell in the 100-metres.