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Friday, July 19, 2013

Agent : Nesta Carter not injured

By Kayon Raynor The manager of Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has sought to allay fears that the two-time Olympic relay medallist is injured and will miss the Moscow World Championships, which starts in 24 days on August 10 Adrian Laidlaw told RJR Sports that the second fastest man this season with 9.87 seconds, should be fit and ready to compete in the 100 metres at the London Diamond Meeting on July 26. “Nesta, having gone through an extremely difficult training period was advised by his coach (Stephen Francis) to rest for a few days as part of his preparation for Moscow 2013,” Laidlaw said Wednesday night. His assurances came after speculation that the fourth fastest man in history with 9.78 withdrew from a meet in Lucerne on earlier in the day. The meet organizer indicated Carter withdrew because of a thigh injury, sparking suggestions that the sprinter would join defending 100m champion Yohan “the Beast” Blake as the Jamaicans to miss the World Champions in Moscow with injury. “He's scheduled to compete in London next week and that will put a number of concerns to rest," Laidlaw added. Only Tyson Gay, who failed a drug test and has withdrawn from the American team to Moscow, has run faster than Carter over 100m this season with 9.75, 9.79 and 9.86.