2016 Rio Olympics: Usain Bolt suffers torn hamstring, withdraws from Jamaican trials

The world's fastest man may be absent from the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Usain Bolt suffered a torn hamstring during the Jamaican Olympic trials on Friday night, forcing him to withdraw from the competition.

Bolt has filed for a medical exemption and hopes to recover in time to participate in the London Anniversary Games on July 22. If all goes well, he could still make the team for the Rio Olympics, which are set to begin on Aug. 5.

Bolt is the world record holder in the 100m and 200m, and has six Olympic gold medals.

Usain Bolt suffered a torn hamstring at the Jamaican Olympic trials. USATSI
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