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It's very painful for us, says Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2013 | 2:15 PM

Two-time Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has described as "very painful", news that two of her MVP Track Club teammates - Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson - have tested positive for a banned stimulant.

Powell and Simpson are among five Jamaicans who returned adverse analytical findings at the National Senior Trials in Kingston in June.

"It's very painful for most of us because we are very close as a team," Fraser-Pryce told reporters in Europe.

However, the athlete says she is hoping for the best for the athletes.

Meanwhile, Fraser-Pryce says the latest incident is very unfortunate, but she will stand by her teammates.

"They are our teammates and we'll stick with them and whatever the outcome or what ever happens after that, we'll just have to face it and we'll still be here for them and we'll still love them and appreciate them," she said.

Powell and Simpson have tested positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine.

Powell, a former 100-metre world record holder, blamed his positive drug on a range of new nutritional supplements prescribed to him by a Canadian trainer he has only been working with for two months.

In 2010 Fraser-Pryce tested positive for the banned substance oxycodone, and was given a six month ban from competition.

She said the result was because of a medication she took for toothache.


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