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Jul 28, 2012

Olympics-Athletics-Merritt has strain, undergoing treatment

LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – Olympic 400 metres champion
LaShawn Merritt suffered a slight hamstring strain when he
pulled up in the Monaco Diamond League meeting with a cramp and
is undergoing treatment, his coach told Reuters on Saturday.

“Everyone is hoping it was slight,” Loren Seagrave said in
an email.

American Merritt stopped running about 250 metres into his
final pre-Olympics test at Monaco on July 20 when he felt a
twinge in his left hamstring.

Jul 27, 2012

Bolt “100 percent healthy”: agent

LONDON (Reuters) – Jamaican triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt is fully fit for his historic bid for repeat golds in the 100 and 200 meters despite reports to the contrary, his agent said on Friday.

“Usain is 100 percent healthy,” Ricky Simms said in an email to Reuters.

Bolt faced the media on Thursday, telling a packed news conference he had completely overcome his back and hamstring issues

Jul 27, 2012

Olympics-Athletics-Bolt ’100 percent healthy’, agent says

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Jamaican triple Olympic champion
Usain Bolt is fully fit for his historic bid for repeat golds in
the 100 and 200 metres despite reports to the contrary, his
agent said on Friday.

“Usain is 100 percent healthy,” Ricky Simms said in an email
to Reuters.

Bolt faced the media on Thursday, telling a packed news
conference he had completely overcome his back and hamstring
issues

Jul 26, 2012

Exclusive: “No worries” as Bolt blocks out bad starts

LONDON (Reuters) – A laid back Usain Bolt has decided the best way to improve his not-so-perfect start is not to worry about it, the Jamaican world record holder said on Thursday.

“The more I focused on it, I think the worse it got,” Bolt told Reuters in an interview following a packed news conference.

Jul 26, 2012

“No worries” as Bolt blocks out bad starts

LONDON (Reuters) – A laid back Usain Bolt has decided the best way to improve his not-so-perfect start is not to worry about it, the Jamaican world record holder said on Thursday.

“The more I focused on it, I think the worse it got,” Bolt told Reuters in an interview following a packed news conference.

Jul 26, 2012

Olympics-Athletics-”No worries” as Bolt blocks out bad starts

LONDON July 26 (Reuters) – A laid back Usain Bolt has
decided the best way to improve his not-so-perfect start is not
to worry about it, the Jamaican world record holder said on
Thursday.

“The more I focused on it, I think the worse it got,” Bolt
told Reuters in an interview following a packed news conference.

Jul 25, 2012

Gay healthy but nervous as 100m approaches

BIRMINGHAM (Reuters) – The surgically repaired hip that kept Tyson Gay off the track for nearly a year showed no signs of slowing the world’s second fastest man at a closely watched pre-Olympic practice on Wednesday.

“(Coach Jon Drummond) said I am about two to three workouts away from being perfect,” Gay told reporters.

Jul 25, 2012

Olympics-Athletics-Gay healthy but nervous as 100m approaches

BIRMINGHAM, England July 25 (Reuters) – The surgically
repaired hip that kept Tyson Gay off the track for nearly a year
showed no signs of slowing the world’s second fastest man at a
closely watched pre-Olympic practice on Wednesday.

“(Coach Jon Drummond) said I am about two to three workouts
away from being perfect,” Gay told reporters.

Jul 24, 2012

Twitch or flinch no longer a false start

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – The danger of one inadvertent twitch ruining the greatest day of a sprinter’s life has been removed after athletics’ governing body softened the rules on false starts ahead of the London Olympics.

The little-publicized clarification by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) permits athletes to move in the starting blocks without being disqualified so long as their hands do not leave the ground or their feet the blocks.

Jul 24, 2012

Olympics-Athletics-Twitch or flinch no longer a false start

BIRMINGHAM, England, July 24 (Reuters) – The danger of one
inadvertent twitch ruining the greatest day of a sprinter’s life
has been removed after athletics’ governing body softened the
rules on false starts ahead of the London Olympics.

The little-publicised clarification by the International
Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) permits athletes to
move in the starting blocks without being disqualified so long
as their hands do not leave the ground or their feet the blocks.