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Bolt, Blake for August 23 Diamond League

Monday, August 13, 2012 | 3:04 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Nine Olympians including Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Shelley Ann Fraser-Pryce and Veronica Cambell-Brown are scheduled to participate in the 37th edition of Athletissima Diamond League on August 23.

Seven of the eight men's 100m finalists from the London Olympics — Bolt, Blake, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Ryan Bailey, Churandy Martina and Richard Thompson — will compete.

All, with the exception of Bolt are to compete in the 100m. Bolt, will run in the 200m.

Former world record holder Asafa Powell is out due to an aggravated groin injury.

The women’s 100m will feature all three 2012 Olympics medalists: gold medalist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Carmelita Jeter, and Veronica Campbell-Brown.

Kirani James of Grenada will face the runner-up Luquelin Santos in the 400m.

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