For the first time since the 2004 Olympics Usain Bolt won’t be competing. But he was one of the many Jamaicans who tuned in to watch the country’s athletes compete at the Olympic trials. And the eight-time Olympic gold medalist is sending them his support as they prepare to head to Tokyo.
“After seeing all these fast times over the weekend had me thinking crazy then I remembered the training. On real thou wishing all the athletes who made their @olympics team a great championship,” he tweeted.
Bolt also had a word of encouragement for the athletes who didn’t make the team.
“For those who didn’t remember never give up. Evaluate what you can improve on and work even harder for the next championship,”
Omar McLeod is one of the surprise misses for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after he failed to qualify. The defending champion finished last in his after going into the race with the fastest qualifying time of 13. 04 seconds.
The 27-year-old later took to Twitter to explain that he entered the race with ‘”severe cramps” after not getting enough sleep.