Monday, July 9, 2012

Bolt turns to ice-chamber in bid to get fit for London Games

SPRINTER Usain Bolt could use an ice-chamber "cryotherapy" treatment at the Olympics amidst rumours of a back injury, reports the Daily Mail. The chamber, the only one of its kind in Britain, is kept in a former police van and can be transported to anywhere in the country. The treatment boosts muscle recovery by subjecting the athlete to temperatures of minus 140C. Bolt, who dropped out of his final warm-up race in Monaco, is not the only athlete to try the chilly therapy. Mo Farah frequents his own chamber in Eugene, Oregon, and the Wales rugby team has both used it.

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