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London 2012 Olympics: Usain Bolt admits to injury

Yes I had injury but I am ready to defend sprint titles in London, says Bolt

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22:36 GMT, 26 July 2012

Usain Bolt has admitted he has been carrying injuries that have affected his performance.

Following Sportsmail's exclusive pictures that showed the triple Olympic champion enduring an agonising stretching routine during training, Bolt conceded that a bad back had been causing him hamstring problems.

Thumbs up: Bolt has conceded he was carrying an injury but says he is ready to race in London

Thumbs up: Bolt has conceded he was carrying an injury but says he is ready to race in London

Thumbs up: Bolt has conceded he was carrying an injury but says he is ready to race in London

But the 100 metres world record holder, who will carry Jamaica's flag in the opening ceremony, insisted he is fit to defend his titles.

'I've had some slight problems but I'm ready to go. It's fixed now,' said Bolt, who was beaten in the Jamaican Olympic trials by his training partner Yohan Blake and then missed a race in Monaco this month.

'My fitness at the trials was all right but I wasn't at my best. For me it's all about getting it right on the day. I'm all right.'

Hats your lot: Bolt looked relaxed as he talked talked at a Jamaica press conference

Hats your lot: Bolt looked relaxed as he talked talked at a Jamaica press conference

Hats your lot: Bolt looked relaxed as he talked talked at a Jamaica press conference