Botswana 800m Olympic Silver medalist Nijel Amos will not compete in tonight IAAF Diamond League qualifiers race held at Rome, Italy.
The race was supposed to be at 8pm in local time and due to muscle pull, he is no longer participating.
Botswana 400m champion Isaac Makwala will run his race at 20:23. The race will be live on Super Sport 3.
Over the weekend Amos won one of his qualifier races at USA clocking 1:43:63 time.
He managed to beat Kenyan athlete David Rudisha who defeated him at London 2012 Olympics.
Amos came back to action recently after he took long time not running because of muscle injury.
20 year old Marobela born told Voice Sport that it is official he will not participate in today race. He said his muscle is painful.
‘I discussed it with my manager coach Jean Vester, and I decided to withdraw so that I can give muscle time to heal. Even the doctor told me not to risk. I did not have enough rest from weekend race may that is why it is painful.
As an athlete you should not force the body if you are not well. I still have other important races ahead and with Diamond League is just a matter of collecting points.
There are still 12 hits left and I hope I will recover and compete in the next race. Good luck to my boy Makwala. I have no doubt he will represent the country well.” Said Amos
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