De Grasse injured, will miss world championships


With medal-winning stars like Usain Bolt and Novlene Williams-Mills competing at their last championships and other stalwarts such as Asafa Powell, Veronica Campbell-Brown, and Kerron Stewart among those at the back end of their careers, Wilson believes that the country must act decisively to protect its status as an athletics powerhouse. De Grasse tweeted yesterday. He pulled up after 40 metres on the first, grabbing his hamstring. He said De Grasse was determined. But an ultrasound the following morning revealed a small tear.

"I can confirm that Andre is out for the remainder of the season", Doyle told The Jamaica Gleaner on Wednesday.

"I didn't like who I had become". "He said, 'It's a grade-two tear, it's going to be at least six weeks". We're going to go in the right direction and I'm happy about that situation.

Athletics has been denied the last chance to see Bolt and De Grasse square off, with the former hanging up his spikes after the event in London.

He added: "Usain Bolt has retired unbeaten in an individual event, unbeatable, unstoppable - for me that would be the best headline!"

"Away from the track, he's a great guy, he's a cool guy, there is no rivalry between us".

In the 200, Andre De Grasse was expected to take over from Bolt, but the Canadian is out injured. The two turned and smiled at each other and Bolt wagged his finger.

"I don't think you can't really use the word "disappointed", he said of not getting to race against the towering Jamaican. "But there is absolutely zero disrespect from Andre to Usain".

Kipyegon and Dibaba are both in the field in London along with the Netherlands' Sifan Hassan, who has the three fastest times of the year, and Semenya.

"After sustaining an injury this week, I'm devastated to let my fans know that I will be unable to compete in London".

"To be one of the guys in contention to win and to upset Bolt, that would be insane". He was so new to how things worked that when they asked him to step onto the medal stand, De Grasse took the spot for the third-place finisher.

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

These events have become part and parcel of every global championship and though Tuesday's version in east London lacked the dancing girl razzmatazz of his Rio welcome previous year, it scored heavily on nostalgia as every aspect of his stellar career was raked over anew. From me and everyone in the Puma family, we wish you all the very best for this one and all your future endeavours. He's only running the 100 and the relay in London, his farewell meet. "I say 'hi.' That's it, I guess", he said. "It's a semifinal.' But I think he wanted to push me".