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ATHLETICS: Bolt to face Gatlin at Zurich Diamond League meeting Thursday

Published:Monday | August 26, 2013 | 1:57 PM

Global sprint legend Usain Bolt is among six Jamaicans confirmed for the Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday.

Bolt will compete in the men’s 100-metres, his first outing since the Moscow World Championships.

The six-time Olympic champion starred at the Moscow World Championships by completing a triple gold-medal performance.

Bolt will face off with three other Jamaicans in the short sprint.

They are: Nesta Carter, the 100-metre bronze medallist at the Moscow World Championships, Nickel Ashmeade and Kemar Bailey Cole.

The race also includes American Justin Gatlin, who won silver medal behind Bolt in the 100-metre at the Moscow World Championships.

Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is also down to compete in Zurich, her first outing after creating history in Moscow.

Fraser-Pryce became the first woman in world championships history to sweep the sprint events when she anchored Jamaica to gold in the 4x100-metre relay final to finish the Championships with three gold medals, just like Bolt.

Fraser-Pryce will again come face-to-face with the big Ivory Coast sprinter Murielle Ahoure.

The other Jamaican down to compete in Zurich is Kaliese Spencer who competes in the women’s 400-metre hurdles, her second outing since the Moscow World Championships.

Spencer will again face the Moscow World Championships gold medallist Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic.


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