Justin Gatlin to return to training after injury scare

Despite suffering an injury scare world 100m champion Justin Gatlin remains on course to defend his title.
Gatlin pulled up hurt whilst competing in Zagreb on Tuesday holding on his hamstring as he dared to finish fourth in the race in a time of 10.29 secs.
His manager Renaldo Nehemiah has stated he will go back to training in a week following tests proved negative on any harm to the hamstring.
„He said he began to feel something catching, so he promptly tried to guard against any potential harm happening,“ Nehemiah said.
Tests to Gatlin’s hamstring“showed he still had 100 percent power in the leg and there were not any adhesions or something,“ Nehemiah added.
It was the second time in a week the 37-year-old had slowed in a race whilst leading.
Gatlin, who has the fourth quickest time over 100m this year with 9.87 secs, finished fourth in the Zurich Diamond League closing on August 29. Three days later he returned to form, winning a 100m race in Switzerland in 9.97 seconds.
The sprinter won Olympic gold at Athens but then served a four-year ban for doping between 2006 and 2010. He returned to win a bronze medal in the Olympics in 2012 in London then went on to win medals at the world championships in 2013 and 2015 before winning Olympic silver.
He went at the world championships in London in 2017 with gold in the 100m. He’ll look to defend that title at Doha.

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