Rivals Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay expect ailing world record holder Usain Bolt to be ready for another 100 metres showdown at the Rio Olympics.
Six-time Olympic champion Bolt pulled out of the Jamaican trials on Friday just before the 100m final with a hamstring injury.
He said he expected to be in form by the August 5-21 Games.
American Gatlin says: “We’re going to see his face in Rio one way or another.
“The mystery of the Olympics is in the air. It is full of dreams and sometimes dreams don’t come true. But come on, man, he’s Usain.”
Former world champion Gay expects another remarkable comebacks from injuries from rival Bolt.
“It’s a tradition,” Gay said of Bolt bouncing back from previous injuries.
“2012, last year… I know he is going to come back strong.”
Both Gatlin and fellow sprinter Mike Rodgers pointed out that while Jamaican officials give injured athletes free passes through their trials if they can prove fitness later, there are no exceptions for Americans.