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Bolt, Powell to compete in Golden League

Published:Friday | September 4, 2009 | 8:26 AM

World 100 and 200-metre record holder Usain Bolt and former world record holder Asafa Powell are among 16 Jamaicans who will compete at the final Golden League meeting in Brussells, Belgium today.

Bolt will run in the 200 metres at 2:15 p.m. where he will face American Wallace Spearmon.

Bolt, who broke his own record in the 100 and 200 metres at the World Championship in Berlin, said he is planning to attack the meet record of 19.79 set by American Tyson Gay three years ago.

Powell will face off with Gay in the 100-metre at 1:25. Three other Jamaicans are in the line up. They are Lerone Clarke, Michael Frater and Steve Mullings.

The women’s 100-metre, scheduled to start at 2:05, features four Jamaicans led by Olympic and World 100-metre gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser.

The other Jamaicans are Olympic and World Championship silver medallist Kerron Stewart, double Olympic 200-metre champion Veronica Campbell-Brown and Sherone Simpson, a silver medallist at the Beijing Olympic.

World champion gold medallist Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Delloreen Ennis-London and Lacena Golding-Clarke are the Jamaicans down to race in the women’s 100-metre hurdles.

The men’s 100-metre hurdles will feature Jamaican Dwight Thomas.

Other Jamaicans down to run are Olympic and World Champion silver medallist Shericka Williams and Novlene Williams-Mills in the women’s 400 metres and Trecia Smith in the women’s Triple Jump.