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Jamaica’s Asafa Powell Set To Do Battle Against America’s Duo

Photo credit:  Jamaica Observer - POWELL.
Photo credit: Jamaica Observer – POWELL.

 

The state of mind of Jamaica’s Asafa Powell will be severely tested when he matches strides with American nemesis Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay in the 100m at the Lausanne Diamond League in Switzerland today.

Only three Jamaicans will be in action as Nickel Ashmeade is down to compete in the 200m, while Novlene Williams-Mills will participate in the 400m which is set to begin at 11:00 am (Jamaican time).

In what is expected to be the most explosive 100m of the year so far, Powell, Gatlin and Gay are expected to provide fireworks, despite this event not being a Diamond Race in the series.

With injury hampering Usain Bolt and with the recovering Yohan Blake out of the picture, Powell has once again emerged as Jamaica’s great hope heading into the World Championships in Beijing, China, next month, and he has won back many admirers after logging times of 9.81 and 9.84 seconds twice in recent times.

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