11 Jan 2010

Bolt unlikely to compete at Commonwealth Games

6:29 am on 11 January 2010

Olympic and world sprint champion Usain Bolt is unlikely to compete at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in October because of the timing of the event.

His agent Ricky Simms says the Jamaican's priorities have to lie elsewhere.

Simms says as a part of his four-year plan to the buildup to the next Olympics, 2010 is all about the IAAF Diamond League.

The Jamaican, who wiped out his 100 and 200 metres world records at the Berlin worlds, said in November his main 2010 goal was to go undefeated in the new 14-meeting Diamond League.

The League starts in Doha in May and ends in Brussels in late August after which 23-year-old Bolt plans to rest before starting a pre-season training programme geared towards winning more gold medals at the 2011 worlds in South Korea.

Bolt did not compete at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne because of a hamstring injury.