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Andre De Grasse pulls out of World Championships days before start date

04 August, 2017, 00:14 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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"I was like, 'Who is this kid?'" Sharpe said. "I'm like, 'Sure. But can we go outside the bathroom for the picture?'"

"Injuries are a part of the sport, and the timing of this one is especially unfortunate", said De Grasse, who picked up three medals at last summer's Rio Olympics.

"Asked what headlines he wants to read on Sunday after his last big individual race, he said: "'Usain Bolt retires unbeaten' - that would hopefully be the biggest headline.

"I'm in great shape".

"After you have suffered an injury this week, I am saddened to announce to my supporters that I will not be able to race in London", wrote De Grasse on his official Twitter account on Wednesday night.

"But there's absolutely zero disrespect from Andre to Usain, he's got nothing but respect for him".




Stuart McMillan, De Grasse's coach, then alleged earlier this year that Bolt had "booted out" his rival from a Diamond League meeting in Monaco - an allegation the eight-time Olympic champion refutes. "My record of 300m has given me confidence, so I look forward to see how it translates into the other two events", Van Niekerk added. "He's one of the guys being in contention to medal, but there are a lot of guys also in the field that are very competitive so I can't necessarily focus on that".

During the Chariots Of Fire era of athletics, the world's top sprinters used a trowel to dig holes into the cinder track that they were about to race on.

De Grasse is considered by many to be the heir to the fastest-man-in-the-world throne.

This time Van Niekerk attempts the 200-400m double that marked out Johnson as the star of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics after the ruling body of world athletics changed the London programme to make it possible. "So unfortunately he's out of the 100 metres, 200 metres and the relay and done for the season".

"That's what I keep reading and what my team keeps telling me, so I've got to prove myself again", the 30-year-old said in a warning shot to pretenders to his crown in the blue riband event of the IAAF World Championships. "I am sad to miss the chance but I am young and, with treatment and rehabilitation, I will be back better than ever in the near future". "I say 'hi.' That's it, I guess", he said. "I can't think, other than Muhammad Ali, of anybody that has so had an impact inside or beyond their sport". It's not for Canada because we've got the Commonwealth Games, so where Commonwealth was probably going to be something fun for him, maybe now it's a little bit more serious.

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