After long layoff from injury, Bolt ready for return in Oslo

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After long layoff from injury, Bolt ready for return in Oslo

OSLO - Jamaican Olympic sprint king Usain Bolt will race the 200 meters at the Diamond League meet on June 9 in Oslo, organizers said on Tuesday.

Last year, triple world-record holder Bolt brought a premature curtain down on his season following a defeat in the 100-meter race to U.S. rival Tyson Gay in Stockholm.

Oslo is the first event to see his presence confirmed since last summer.

“My preparations have gone really well, the injury problem I had during the summer is fully healed and my training has gone according to plan,” Bolt said in a statement. “I am looking forward to competing for the first time in front of the famous Bislett stadium crowd in Oslo.

“I hold three world records, but I hear this track has an incredible 69 world records on it, so it will be nice to run in such a famous stadium,” added the star, who holds record times in the 100 meter, 200 meter and 4x100 meter.

The 24-year-old Olympic champion is also set to defend his 100-meter and 200-meter titles at the world championships in Daegu from Aug. 27 to Sept. 4.


AFP

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