By Vijay, TrackAlerts.Com Writer
LUZERN, Switzerland – Asafa Powell faces several of his countrymen at Tuesday’s (14 July) Spitzen Leichtathletik meet here in Luzern.
Powell will aim for his first sub 10 clocking in Luzern against a field, which also has fellow Jamaicans Kemar Bailey-Cole, Nesta Carter and Andrew Fisher.
Yohan Blake, who won here in 2012, is on the road back from injury, Michael Frater and Winston Barnes, are the other Jamaicans down for the event.
Also, Cayman Islands’ Kemar Hyman is listed for the event.
Jamaica’s Omar McLeod will hope for better luck than his last race in the men’s 110mH where he will face former world champion Jason Richardson.
Danielle Williams faces top US athletes Sharika Nelvis, Brianna Rollins, Lolo Jones and Queen Harrison in the women’s 100m hurdles.
In the men’s 200m, World and Olympic medallist Warren Weir faces 2014 DL winner Alonso Edward on Panama.
In the women’s race, two-time Olympic Games gold medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown will take on the evenly matched pair of 400m specialists Natasha Hastings of the USA and Shericka Jackson of Jamaica.
In the 100m, American Barbara Pierre and Jamaican Natasha are down for heat A while Christania Williams is listed in heat B with Americans Kimberlyn Duncan and Tiffany Townsend.
The women’s 400m should be a Jamaican affair, with Christina Day and Stephenie-Ann McPherson.
Jamaican champion Janeive Russell is in the women’s 400m hurdles, while Jeffery Gibson of the Bahamas and Jamaican champion Annsert Whyte are in the men’s equivalent.
Another Bahamian with a good chance of victory is Bianca Stuart in the women’s long jump.
The men’s discus has the top two in the world this year, Jamaican Jason Morgan and Christoph Harting.
Trinidad & Tobago’s Cleopatra Borel, who beat Valerie Adams of New Zealand in Paris, will be looking for a repeat in the women’s shot put.
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