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Dasaolu withdraws from Sopot

James Dasaolu confirmed today that the injury sustained in Saturday’s Birmingham Grand Prix will keep him out of the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland.

Dasaolu ran a PB in the semi final of the men’s 60m with a World lead time of 6.47. He went on to win the final in 6.50 seconds ahead of a world-class International field but felt a twinge to his hamstring in the final phases.

The sprinter had a scan on Sunday which showed a minor tear to his hamstring. He is due to resume training shortly in preparation for the outdoor season.

“Unfortunately it will keep me out of competing at the World Indoors,” said James who won a silver at the European Indoors last year.

“I am disappointed but this is going to be a big year and I don’t want to take any risk at all. I will now concentrate on being 100% fit for the outdoor competitions.”

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