London: Organisers may think the most closely-guarded secret of the 2012 Games is the one who will light the Olympic flame, but of far greater interest to the wider sporting public is the condition of Usain Bolt's right hamstring.
The Jamaican triple gold medallist from Beijing is the number one attraction of the London Games, but the question mark over his fitness has added an extra layer of intrigue to what is already an eye-wateringly exciting 100 metres race.
Bolt needed some stretching and massage treatment for a tight hamstring following his 200m defeat by Yohan Blake in the Jamaican trials at the start of the month, having also lost to Blake in the 100m days earlier when he looked to be nursing the injury with a tentative start.
He immediately withdrew from last Friday's Monaco Diamond League meeting where he was due to run the 200m in a last race before the Olympics....more
01:48 PM, Jul 23, 2012