Athletics: Bolt named to Jamaican Olympic team despite injury

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the gold at the 15th IAAF World Athletics Champs. Photo / Getty Images
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the gold at the 15th IAAF World Athletics Champs. Photo / Getty Images

Sprint great Usain Bolt has been named to the Jamaican Olympic team in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m races despite an injury that kept him from qualifying at trials.

The six-time Olympic gold medallist was forced to withdraw from his country's trials earlier this month with a hamstring injury.

But he has been included in Jamaica's team for Rio after applying for a medical exemption.

- Radio Sport

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