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ATHLETICS: Bolt returns to action in Zurich today

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2013 | 9:49 AM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s global sprint legend Usain Bolt will make his first appearance to the track today following the Moscow World Championships in Moscow when he competes in the Zurich Diamond League meeting in Switzerland.

There will be five other Jamaicans in action in Zurich.

Bolt, the six-time Olympic champion will compete in the men’s 100 metres, which is scheduled to start at 2:28 p.m.

He enters the Diamond League meet in good form following a triple gold-medal performance in Moscow.

Bolt will face off with three other Jamaicans.

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 in the women’s 200 metres, which is set to start at 1:44 p.m.

Kaliese Spencer will be the first Jamaican in action.

She takes the track at 1:05 p.m. in the women’s 400-metre hurdles, her second outing since the Moscow World Championships.

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


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