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ATHLETICS: Bolt to face Gatlin at Zurich Diamond League meeting Thursday
2013-08-26 13:57:38 | (0 Comments)
Global sprint legend Usain Bolt is among six Jamaicans confirmed for the Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday.
World Championships 100m winners (from Left) Justin Gatlin, Usain Bolt and Nesta Carter show off their medals in Moscow on August 12. - Ricardo Makyn photo
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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