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U.S. sprinters expect to see Usain Bolt in Rio

U.S. sprinters expect to see Usain Bolt in Rio

News of Usain Bolt’s torn hamstring spread among runners at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials as fast as the lanky Jamaican ran in sweeping the 100- and 200-meter sprints at the Beijing and London Olympics. U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay on Saturday offered get-well wishes to Bolt, who withdrew from the Jamaican trials and requested a medical exemption onto his country’s Rio Olympic squad, but Americans are sure they haven’t seen the last of Bolt just yet.

“It’s a tradition, 2012, last year,” Gay said of Bolt’s pattern of proclaiming he’s injured before dominating at major meets. “If there’s a problem, I know he can come back strong.”

Gay’s wind-aided time of 9.97 seconds in...

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