Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Nesta Carter named on Jamaica's Penn Relays team

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter arrives for a hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 after filing an appeal against the IOC that stripped him of his 2008 Beijing Olympics sprint relay gold medal due to anti-doping rule violations.

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter arrives for a hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 after filing an appeal against the IOC that stripped him of his 2008 Beijing Olympics sprint relay gold medal due to anti-doping rule violations.

Nesta Carter, who is awaiting a ruling on his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) regarding his anti-doping violation, has been named in a 25-member team to represent Jamaica at the Penn Relays, now under at the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field in Philadelphia. 

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland is expected to make a ruling early next year on whether to overturn the ban imposed on Carter.

The 32-year-old sprinter was banned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following a re-testing of his sample from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. The test revealed traces of a banned stimulant methylhexaneamine.

The case spoiled Usain Bolt's perfect Olympic record of three gold medals — in the 100, 200 and 4x100 — at three consecutive games from 2008-2016.

Carter and Bolt were teammates on the relay team in Beijing, which won in a world record of 37.10 seconds. Carter ran the opening leg, and Bolt took the baton third in a team that also included Michael Frater and Asafa Powell.

Jamaica's squad.

MEN: Oshane Bailey, Nesta Carter, Everton Clarke, Chadoye Dawson, Demish Gaye, Jermaine Gayle, Martin Manley, Peter Matthews, Marzel Miller, Jevaughn Minzie, Jamari Rose, Tyquendo Tracey. 

WOMEN: Schillonie Calvert-Powell, Verone Chambers, Christine Day, Gayon Evans, Tiffany James, Tovea Jenkins, Anastasia Le-Roy, Jura Levy, Natasha Morrison, Sherone Simpson, Kaliese Spencer, Kerron Stewart, Rhonda Whyte.

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