Canadian Ben Johnson's injury is more serious than at first thought, virtually eliminating any possibility that he will meet Carl Lewis in the 100 meters later this month in France.After Johnson, the world-record holder, pulled up in a Tokyo race last month, his agent, Larry Heidebrecht, said the sprinter aggravated a hamstring injury suffered during the indoor season. But a more thorough examination revealed a tendon injury.

A spokeswoman for the Canadian Track and Field Association, Brenda Bedard, told Reuters last week that Johnson probably will not be able to compete again until the Canadian championships, which begin August 5.

Johnson and Lewis had tentatively agreed to meet in a series of three races, beginning June 27 in Lille, France.

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