Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter
Former world 100m record holder and Olympic medal hopeful Asafa Powell, a short while ago, held his first training session with his Jamaican team-mates, since arriving in Birmingham on Tuesday evening.
Powell, who finally joined the team's pre-Olympic camp at the University of Birmingham, was spotted by The Gleaner's team, going through his paces with fellow members of the MVP Track Club, under the guidance of celebrated sprint coach, Stephen Francis and his support staff in the early hours of the morning.
Also, seen working out were defending Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Olympic 400m hurdles champion Melaine Walker, former 100m hurdles world champion Brigitte Foster-Hylton, 400m hurdles medal favourite Kaliese Spencer, Olympic 100m silver medalist Sherone Simpson and first-time Olympians Christine Day, Rusheen McDonald and Latoya Greaves.
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Kenia Sinclair, 800m specialist; 3000m steeplechase entrant Korine Hinds; and 4x100m relay team member Schillonnie Calvert were also seen in training.