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Gatlin comments apart, Bolt races ahead for Rio

By   /  July 23, 2016  /  Comments Off on Gatlin comments apart, Bolt races ahead for Rio

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150056803 Olympics Day 13 - Athletics...LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the Men's 200m Final on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Once injured and down – athlete Usain Bolt has finally qualified for the Rio Olympics. The six-time Olympic champion was suffering from injuries and when he won the 200 metres at the Anniversary Games in London, and clocked it at 19.89 seconds, and he was picked up for the Olympics after getting a medical exemption.

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However, on his selection, Gatlin, his prime opponent was quick in resorting to Twitter to express his angst. He said, ‘He’s injured, gets a medical pass, that’s what his country does. Our country doesn’t do that (sic). There were many others who expressed displeasure over the selection.

Bolt said he was hurt with the people who spoke against his selection. There were people who took to social media to express their dissatisfaction. And to them Bolt said – For me I felt it was a joke, I felt it was a disrespect they think I’d back out of a trial. I’ve proven myself year on year  that I’m the greatest. I laughed when I heard it. I was disappointed, especially in Justin Gatlin. (Sic).

 

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