Canadian sprinter and Rio Olympics bronze medallist Andre De Grasse likely to miss a chance to spoil international finalist champions Usain Bolt due to hamstring injuries.
On Wednesday, in a statement, the 22-year-old De Grasse said that he hurt his hamstring in training on Monday and made the decision to not take part in the championships after a second medical examination.
De Grasse said in a statement, “The entire year this 100-meter race in London was my focus. I am really in the best shape of my life and was looking forward to competing against the best in the world.”
“To not have this opportunity is unimaginable to me but it is the reality I am faced with. I am sad to miss this chance but I am young and will be back and better than ever in the near future.”
De Grasse was taken part in the 100 and 200-meter eve at the worlds which start on Friday in London. In 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, De Grasse has won a bronze medal in the 100 and 200-meter he took silver medal just nearly by Bolt.
Canada Athletics head coach Glenroy Gibert said that the timing was fast for De Grasse; he said: “I know he really wanted to make a mark here.”
But this week, De Grasse wanted to take part will better performance to beat Jamaican fastest runner Bolt in the 100 meter. Grasse said “That’s the plan. I’m the underdog and want to go out there and make a statement.