Asafa gets 18-month ban

Asafa Powell
Asafa Powell

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell was a short while ago slapped with an 18-month suspension for the use of the banned substance Oxilofrine.

He will be eligible to resume competition in December 2014.

Powell along with teammate and training partner Sherone Simpson tested positive for the drug at the Jamaica National trials in June 2013.

The pair contended that the drug was contained in a supplement given to them by trainer Chris Xureb.

Simpson also received an 18-month ban. (Jamaica Observer)

One Response to Asafa gets 18-month ban

  1. Marcus Skeete
    Marcus Skeete April 10, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    He needs to just give it up! like seriously though, whether he is taking these substances to enhance his performance or not…we all have seen that he is incapable of getting in the top 5 in a race….retiring gracefully is your best option Mr. Asafa Powell!! 🙂


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