Reports in the Gleaner are that Usain Bolt has been scratched from the JAAA National Senior Championships. In our previous post, we had told you that he would be participating. That was the original plan.
Bolt has automatic qualification to both the 100m and 200m at this year’s Beijing games, so it is not a must that he competes. However, the world record holder in both events, has been having a tough time getting back to the form for which he is known. He was announced to be competing to get more races under his belt to help his fitness.
The Gleaner states that Bolt was pulled by coach Glen Mills after performance in training on Wednesday. It seems things are not looking good for his preparation.
After a disappointing run in the New York Grand Prix, Bolt had indicated that me may run at the trials in order to get in more races.
We were hoping to see Bolt in action starting today, to be able to gauge his progress. So far things are not looking good for Beijing 2015, which starts in August.
Of course, it could be the opposite of what we fear. He could be making good progress so there is no need to add the load of the National Trials to his training plan. Who knows?
We will get the next opportunity to judge his progress when hew hits the IAAF Diamond League in Paris (July4) and 5 days later in Lausanne (July 9).