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Individual berth ruled out for team player Usain Bolt

JAMAICA named their athletics team for the Commonwealth Games last night and confirmed the fears of fans who hold tickets for the 100 and 200 metres events.

Usain Bolt will run only in the 4x100m relay at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Usain Bolt will run only in the 4x100m relay at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Usain Bolt, world record-holder and double Olympic champion in both sprints, will only participate in the 4x100m relay after expressing a wish not to take the place of any compatriot who qualified on merit at the recent Jamaican trials.

Bolt will now attempt to win gold for his country on the final weekend of the Games alongside Nickel Ashmeade, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Julian Forte and Kimmari Roach. None of those runners were part of the world record-setting team at London 2012, anchored by Bolt.

Jason Livermore will race both individual sprints while Ashmeade and Bailey-Cole will line up in the 100m and Rasheed Dwyer and Warren Weir in the 200m.

Veronica Campbell-Brown, cleared of doping charges in February, races the women's 100m.

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