Usain Bolt fit for Olympics

Usain Bolt 2016 Rio Olympics

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Usain Bolt has been included in Jamaica’s squad for this summer’s Olympics after recovering from an injury scare.

The 29-year-old has been struggling with a hamstring problem picked up at his country’s national trials, forcing him to miss the final at the event.

It led to doubts being raised over whether he would be fit to compete in Rio de Janeiro, however he has since said he will be ready for the London Anniversary Games.

The Jamaican medical team have now given him a medical exemption and he will be free to compete at the Olympics.

Bolt has been named in the squads for the 100m, 200m and 4x100m in Brazil and will have an eye on the history books, as he looks to do the 100m and 200m double for the third-straight Games following his success in Beijing and London.

Fellow sprinter Elaine Thompson as well as hurdlers Janieve Russell and Hansle Parchment have also been given exemptions, having successfully proven that their injuries prevented them from competing at the trials.

Discus holder Jason Morgan has not been selected despite making the Olympic standard prior to trials.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist failed to finish in the top three at senior trials and has been excluded from the 63-strong squad for the Games.

Morgan was understandably upset about his omission, admitting he does not see why he has been left off the team.

He said: “I don’t see no reason for me not to be on the Jamaica Olympic team if I meet all the qualifications.”

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