Sprinters' agent blames trainer for positive doping test

Sprinters' agent blames trainer for positive doping test

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- The agent for two Jamaican sprinters who tested positive for a banned stimulant blamed the test results on a Canadian trainer working with the team.
Report: Five Jamaican athletes test positive for doping

Report: Five Jamaican athletes test positive for doping

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 15 (UPI) -- Five of Jamaica's international athletes, including an Olympic silver-medal winner, have recently tested positive for banned substances, officials said.
Blake tops Bolt in Olympic 100-meter trial

Blake tops Bolt in Olympic 100-meter trial

KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 30 (UPI) -- Usain Bolt was upset by Yohan Blake in the men's 100 meters at the Jamaican Olympic trials.
Bolt shatters his own world 100-meter mark

Bolt shatters his own world 100-meter mark

BERLIN, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Jamaica's Usain Bolt ran 100 meters in 9.58 seconds at the World Track Championships in Berlin Sunday, breaking his own world record.
Olympic Medal: M 100

Olympic Medal: M 100

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Usain Bolt of Jamaica won the Olympic gold medal Saturday in the men's 100-meter dash, lowering the world record in the process.
Tyson Gay reaches 100 semifinals

Tyson Gay reaches 100 semifinals

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Tyson Gay survived two rounds of 100-meter qualifying on his recently injured hamstring Friday to kick off the 10 days of Olympic track and field action.
Sprinter Tyson Gay says he is healthy

Sprinter Tyson Gay says he is healthy

BEIJING, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- American Tyson Gay, who suffered a hamstring injury during the U.S. Olympic trials, said Monday he is fully recovered.

Powell sets 100 meters record

REITI, Italy, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Asafa Powell of Jamaica Sunday ran a 9.74 seconds 100 meters at the Rieti Grand Prix in Rieti, Italy, breaking his own world record by .003 seconds.

World's fastest men may meet Aug. 25

LONDON, July 25 (UPI) -- The world's two fastest sprinters may meet head-to-head at a Golden League meet in Brussels Aug. 25, The New York Times reports.

100-meter world record changed to tie

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, May 17 (UPI) -- The world's track and field governing body in Monte Carlo, Monaco, has ruled Justin Gatlin's May 12, 100-meter run didn't set a world record but only tied it. Gatlin's original recorded sprint time at the Super Grand Prix Meeting in Doha, Qatar, was liste

Jamaican sets 100-meter sprint record

ATHENS, Greece, June 15 (UPI) -- Asafa Powell of Jamaica has become the fastest sprinter in the world after turning in a record 9.77-second 100-meter sprint in Athens.

Asafa Powell sets 100-meter record at 9.77

ATHENS, Greece, June 14 (UPI) -- Jamaica's Asafa Powell on Tuesday set a world record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 9.77 seconds.
Asafa Powell
Jamaica's Asafa Powell (R ) sprints past Trinidad and Tobago's Richard Thompson to win his semi-final heat of the Olympic men's 100m heats in Beijing August 16, 2008. Powell won with a time of 9:91. Thompson was second in 9.93. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver)

Asafa Powell at the ISTAF meet in Berlin, 2006

Asafa Powell C.D (born November 23, 1982) is a Jamaican sprinter who specialises in the 100 metres. He held the 100 m world record between June 2005 and May 2008, with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds respectively. Powell has consistently broken the 10 second barrier in competition and has run under 9.80 s more times than all other sprinters combined. Powell's personal best of 9.72 s is the joint second-fastest time in the history of the event.

Powell competed in the 100 m at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics but failed to convert his success to the world stage, finishing fifth both times. However, he won a gold medal and set the world and Olympic record in the 4 × 100 metres relay with the Jamaican team in Beijing. At the 2007 Osaka World Championships he won a bronze and a silver medal in the 100 m and 4 x 100 m relay respectively and he has been successful at the Commonwealth Games, winning two gold and one silver medal. Powell has won at the IAAF World Athletics Final five times and is the 100 m record holder for the event.

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