Usain Bolt has withdrawn from the upcoming Paris and Lausanne Diamond League meets due to a blocked sacroiliac joint, he announced Tuesday on his personal website.
“I’m disappointed not to be able to compete in Paris and Lausanne," Bolt said. "I love running at these meetings but at the moment I am unable to compete at 100%. I look forward to getting back into full training as soon as possible.”
The world record holder consulted with renowned doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt in Germany, who found the injury in the joint between his spine and pelvis. Bolt most recently also withdrew his name from the Jamaican National Championship.
Bolt has struggled in 2015, posting seasonal bests of 10.12 in the 100-meter dash and 20.13 in the 200-meter dash. Bolt's is vying to defend gold medals in each discipline at the IAAF World Championships.
- Christopher Chavez