Jamaican Sprinter Asafa Powell Also Tests Positive for Banned Substance
Asafa Powell has taken a back seat to his countrymen Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake in recent years, so he really had nothing to lose.
Earlier we reported that American sprinter Tyson Gay, tested positive for a banned substance, now according to the Associated Press, Powell’s agent has confirmed that the former 100-meter world-record holder has also failed a drug test along with teammate Sherone Simpson.
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Paul Doyle told The Associated Press on Sunday that they tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at the Jamaican championships and were just recently notified. The news came the same day that American 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay revealed that he also failed a drug test.
Simpson won Olympic gold in the women’s 400 relay in 2004 and silver in 2012, along with an individual silver in the 100 in 2008.