Jamaican officials say Usain Bolt withdraws from national meet


KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican officials say Usain Bolt has withdrawn from his country’s National Senior Championships, citing an unspecified injury that casts doubt on whether he will appear at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next month.

The national meet serves as the Olympic trials. Bolt had qualified for the 100-meter final on Friday night, and was scheduled to compete in the 200-meter events Saturday and Sunday. He could apply for a medical exemption and still run in Rio.

Bolt won Olympic gold in the 100 in both Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012. No one has ever won the 100-meter race at the Olympics three times.

There was no immediate comment from Bolt, who did not show any signs of distress as he changed clothes and left the finish area after his semifinal race on Friday.

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