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Bolt likely to go to Rio despite hamstring scare

 Agencies |  2016-07-10 21:50:05.0  |  Kingston, Jamaica

Citing unnamed sources, the Kingston newspaper reported the Jamaica Olympic Association will list Bolt after the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) entered him among four runners for the 100 and 200 metres after a meeting of the JAAA selection committee.

Only three runners can represent Jamaica in each event at Brazil, leaving the final decision to team management in Rio to choose the final line-up. Bolt withdrew from the Jamaican championships last week after winning his 100m semi-final heat, saying he had a low-grade torn hamstring and later tweeting a photo of work being done on the back of his left leg.

But by being provisionally listed on the Jamaican team, Bolt can still chase a third consecutive Olympic sweep of 100, 200 and 4x100 relay golds in Rio if he proves his fitness to compete. 

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