July 6, 2010 / 1:56 PM / 9 years ago

Bolt switches to 100m in Lausanne

Sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica attends a promotional event in Nyon July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt has decided to run a 100 metres rather than a 200 to avoid further injury at Thursday’s Diamond League meeting, organisers said on Tuesday.

The race will be the Jamaican world record holder’s first since he strained his Achilles tendon in May.

“(He) confirmed he is completely recovered from his injury,” organisers said in a statement. “However, after consulting with Dr. Muller, the doctor who treated him in Munich, the Jamaican decided to run the 100m race rather than the 200m in order to avoid further injuries.”

(Reporting by Gene Cherry. Editing by Ed Osmond, To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)

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