After suffering a double defeat in the 100m and 200m Olympic trials in Jamaica, Usain Bolt flew to Munich last week for treatment from the famous sports doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt.
After coming second in the 200m, the first time he hasn’t won since a 2007, Bolt recieved hamstring stretching treatment on the race track. This was followed a few days later by a statement announcing his withdrawal from the Diamond League meeting in Monaco later this month. Bolt’s trip to Germany for treatment raised fears that he was suffering from a serious problem just a few weeks before the start of the Olympics.
However, Bolt’s agent, Ricky Simms, said that the problem was just a tight hamstring and that Bolt has fully recovered and resumed normal training. Bolt is now in London, his usual summer training base, and will remain there until he joins his Jamaican team makes at their pre-Olympic base in Birmingham. Simms said that Bolt is now “back to normal, he’s back in full training and he’s good to go” and at the same time dismissed the reports that the athlete was suffering froma more serious back problem.
According to Simms, Bolt decided to hold back during the Jamaican trials in order to avoid further damage. Simms also insisted that the trip to Germany to visit the doctor was just a routine check-up that was booked long before the trials took place. Bolt has regularly visited Müller-Wohlfahrt since the age of 16 as he sufferes from a congenital curvature of the spine which can have a knock-on effect on his hamstrings.
Simms also denied reports that Bolt was going to be using a mobile ice chamber, he confirmed that he had been in talks to rent one, but that the it was intended for other athletes that he manages, not Bolt.