Usain Bolt declares himself available for Commonwealth Games

Jamaica's Usain Bolt smiles as he crosses the finish line to win gold in the Men's 4x100 metres at the World Championships in Moscow on August 18, 2013
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Olympic champion Usain Bolt announces that he is available to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next month.

Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt has confirmed that he is available to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next month.

The Jamaican was a doubt for the event altogether due to a foot injury that he has been struggling with over the course of the season.

While the six-time Olympic champion is unlikely to run in the individual races, the 27-year-old is fit to take part in the relay event.

"I am available for selection for the Commonwealth Games and have submitted the relevant documentation," Bolt said in a statement on his official website.

"I do not wish to take the place of anyone who qualifies this weekend in an individual event, but am available for relay duty if the selectors feel I can be an asset to the Jamaican team in Glasgow."

Bolt will not feature in the 100m and 200m races at the Jamaican Championships this weekend.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the 100m final during the 2013 Belgacom Memorial Van Damme IAAF Diamond League meet at The King Baudouin Stadium on September 6, 2013
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