Bolt pulls out of Diamond League with injury

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Usain Bolt has pulled out of the Diamond League races in Paris and Lausanne next week due to a pelvic injury. The 28-year-old sprinter also withdrew from the Jamaican national trials last week.

“I’m disappointed not to be able to compete in Paris and Lausanne. I love running at these meetings but at the moment I am unable to compete at 100%. I look forward to getting back into full training as soon as possible,” Bolt said in a statement on his official website.

The Jamaican has flown out Germany to be treated by Dr Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, formerly of German football club Bayern Munich, with the hope he will be able to compete at the World Championships in Beijing at the end of August. 

Bolt’s form this season hasn’t been on level with the world records he set in 2009, with his fastest this year in the 100m and 200m coming in at 10.12 seconds and 20.13 seconds, compared with his record breaking 9.58 seconds and 19.19 seconds. 

The six-time Olympic champion’s form follows on from an injury-ridden 2014, where he had a foot operation that knocked him out of training for nine weeks.