By Kimie Bunyasaranand
June 20, 2013

Carmelita Jeter, who helped Team USA to a gold in the 400-meter relay in London, will skip the national championships to nurse a sore quadriceps. (Adrian Dennis/Getty Images) Carmelita Jeter, who helped Team USA to a gold in the 400-meter relay in London, will skip the national championships due to a sore right quadriceps. (Adrian Dennis/Getty Images)

Olympic medalist Carmelita Jeter will skip the U.S. Championships in Des Moines to nurse a sore right quadriceps, reports the Associated Press.

Jeter was scheduled to run the 100-meter race on Thursday night, but her coach, John Smith, said they "didn't want to take any chances." The 33-year-old track star already has an automatic qualifying spot at the World Championships in Moscow in August by way of her win in 2011.

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