Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt will be fit and ready to defend his titles at London 2012, says his agent Ricky Simms.
A shadow has been growing over Bolt’s fitness ahead of the Olympics after he lost both the 100m and 200m sprints at the Jamaican trials to training partner Yohan Blake.
The world record holder also picked up an injury during the trials and has flown to Germany for treatment by celebrated sports doctor Hans-Wilhelm M?ller-Wohlfahrt.
Bolt’s agent Simms has insisted, though, that he was merely suffering from some muscle tightness and added that the 25-year-old was already back to full fitness and training hard for London.
“He’s back to normal, he’s back in full training and he’s good to go,” Simms said today. “His body is back to normal. The muscle tightness has gone.”
Simms acknowledged Bolt nursed the minor problem at the Olympic trials at the National Stadium in Kingston.
But after managing to qualify for London in spite of the complaint, the Jamaican was told by his coach to fully recover before he can prepare to defend his 100m, 200m and 4x100m crowns at the Games.
“He had a slightly tight hamstring during the trials and that’s why possibly he didn’t push as hard as he could have,” added Simms.
“He was just protecting that. The main thing at the trials was to get through and get on the team for the Olympic Games.
“His coach decided that he needs to get a little bit of massage and treatment on that and rest up, and then train again hard next week so that he’s ready for the Olympic Games.” (Sky)