Jamaican Powell decides to miss relay

DAEGU, South Korea, (Reuters) – Former world 100  metres record holder Asafa Powell has decided he will not run in  the Jamaican relay team at the Daegu world championships, his  agent said yesterday.

The 28-year-old withdrew from the 100 metres on the eve of  the championships last week because of a groin strain but said  he was still hoping to run in the 4x100m relay.

“It’s not a good idea to risk it with my team and country  depending on me,” Powell said through his agent Paul Doyle. “I’m  still a little sore. I’m training well but there is still a  slight pain.” With Usain Bolt and Powell in the team, Jamaica won relay  gold at the last world championships and at the 2008 Beijing  Olympics, where they clocked a world record 37.10 seconds.

With the likes of new world 100 metres champion Yohan Blake,  Nesta Carter and Michael Frater in the squad, however, the  Jamaicans will still be favourites to retain the title on  Sunday, the last day of the championships.


Harrison stuns in women’s hurdles as Gatlin wins 100m

EUGENE, Oregon,  (Reuters) – Keni Harrison equalled the second-fastest 100 metres hurdles ever run and fellow American Justin Gatlin breezed to a sparkling but wind-assisted 100 metres victory at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting yesterday.

Bolt & Racers TC race to impressive relay victory

LONDON, UK,  CMC – Usain Bolt led his Racers Track Club (RTC) of Jamaica to victory in the 4×100 metres relay to culminate the Sainbury’s Anniversary Games  yesterday.

‘A’ Division maintains lead over defending champs

‘A’ Division on 96 points maintained its lead at the end of the second day of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) annual Inter-Division track and field championship at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary yesterday.

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Kirani James wins sports personality of the year

ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada,  CMC- Reigning World and Olympic 400 metres champion Kirani James is Grenada’s sports personality of 2012, copping his fourth consecutive title at the weekend.

More Int’l competitions for Alika this year

By Iva Wharton Coming off a sub par year in 2011 by her usual lofty standards, top female long distance athlete Alika Morgan is contemplating participating in more international competitions this year.

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