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ATHLETICS: Powell, Campbell-Brown return to action today in Zurich

Published:Thursday | August 28, 2014 | 9:56 AM
Asafa Powell - File
Veronica Campbell-Brown - File

Former 100-metre world record holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica returns to action today to compete at the Zurich Diamond League meeting in Switzerland.

The 31-year-old Powell is one of 10 Jamaicans scheduled to compete in Zurich.

Powell will face a strong 100-metre field at 2:45 p.m. Jamaica time.

And it will be his toughest competition since he returned from a six-month suspension for testing positive for the stimulant Oxilofrine.

Powell is down to face his Jamaican teammates Nesta Carter and 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Kemar Bailey-Cole in the men’s 100 metres.

The race also includes tough American rival Tyson Gay, who served a one-year suspension for a banned anabolic steroid.

Jamaica’s two-time Olympic 200-metre champion Veronica Campbell-Brown will also be in action.

Campbell Brown will race against her Jamaican teammate Kerron Stewart and Commonwealth 100 and 200-metre champion Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria over 100 metres.

Americans Tori Bowie and Allyson Felix along with Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast are also in the line-up.

O’Dayne Richards will be the first Jamaican in action.

He competes in the men’s shot put.

The other Jamaicans scheduled to run are Jason Livermore in the men’s 100-metre B race, Roxroy Cato in the men’s 400-metre hurdles and Nickel Ashmeade and Rasheed Dwyer in the men’s 200 metres.

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