Injury has robbed Brunel University of seeing the world's greatest sportsman weeks before he could make history at the Rio Olympic Games.

Usain Bolt was due to train at the university before sustaining a hamstring injury that caused fears around the world that he could miss out on the athletics showpiece in Brazil.

The Jamaican sprinter was due to train at Brunel before the Olympics, just as he did before London 2012 , but he pulled out after being diagnosed with a grade one tear in his left hamstring.

The track and field events for the Games start on August 12, with Bolt looking to defend his gold medal in the 100m mens final at 10.25pm on Sunday August 14.

Usain Bolt with other athletes during a previous visit to Brunel University

The world's fastest man is a regular visitor to Brunel, using the indoor athletics track to train every year for the past five years, as well as delighting those who are still on campus this late into the summer.

However, despite the disappointment of being absent this year, Bolt allayed fears he could be missing from the showcase in Rio by easing to victory in the London Anniversary Games on Friday (July 22), winning the 200m race in a time of 19.89 seconds.

But this year's cancelled visit to Brunel is frustrating as it could have been even more momentous, given the fact it would have been one of the last training stops before Brazil and Bolt's possible 'triple-triple'.

If he wins gold in the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay with Jamaica then he would be the first man to do so three times.

Bolt wins the mens 200m during Day One of the Muller Anniversary Games at London's Olympic Stadium (Pic: Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Before his victory at the London Diamond Meet, Bolt told reporters he was ready to make history at the Olympics, saying: "I’ll be there. I’m looking forward to it. I’m excited to go.

"This is where history is going to be made. I’m looking forward to going down there, doing my best, putting on a show."

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