Usain Bolt flies to Germany for treatment on hamstring injury as sprint king bids to save Olympics dream
It is believed the Olympic champion will visit Dr Hans Muller-Wohlfahrt in Germany this week in a bid to cure his hamstring problem ahead of next month’s Games.
There are worries the grade one tear which forced Bolt to pull out of the Jamaica National Championships may be more problematic than first anticipated, and the setback has thrown his preparations for Rio into disarray.
Bolt has a close relationship with the renowned Muller-Wohlfahrt and 12 months ago, he helped the six-time Olympic gold medallist overcome a pelvic issue in time for him to win the 100m and 200m at the World Championships in Beijing.
It is hoped the treatment Muller-Wohlfahrt administers will ensure Bolt is ready to compete at the Anniversary Games in London, which starts on July 22, and the Jamaican Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) are eager to see him involved in that fixture.
Though his place in the squad for the 100m is assured, the same is not true for the 200m. Bolt had intended to run over the distance for the first time since last August on Saturday but chances are running out to clock an Olympic qualifying figure.
‘There is one event in London for him,’ said Ludlow Watts, the JAAA’s team manager. ‘I’m sure he will use that opportunity to run a good time.’
Bolt is bidding to become the first man to win the 100m, 200m and relay at the three consecutive Olympics and he’ll be hoping his visit to Germany eases the current injury problem he’s suffering.