Simpson abandons her club in Jamaica

FLORIDA, United States,  CMC- Leading Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson has left her track and field club, MVP, in the wake of doping allegations leveled against her, Manager Paul Doyle has confirmed.

The three-time Olympian has signed up with the Florida-based IMG Academy where she has already begun training.

Simpson, along with former training partner Asafa Powell, tested positive for banned substances at the Jamaica Trials in June, which led to a fallout with former coach Stephen Francis.

“Yes, she is now training with Loren Seagrave at the IMG Academy in Florida,” said Doyle, who has managed Simpson during her entire professional career.

Both Simpson and Powell started their professional career with Francis at MVP, but the coach was recently quoted as saying he would not take back the athletes unless they parted company with manager Doyle.

Simpson, the 2008 Olympic Games 100m silver medallist and Powell will face Jamaica’s Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel in January.




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