Usain Bolt to run in Zurich Diamond League

Zurich: Sprint legend Usain Bolt is among six Jamaicans confirmed for the Diamond League meeting in Zurich Thursday.

Bolt will compete in the men`s 100 metres, his first race since the Moscow World Championships.

The six-time Olympic champion stole the spotlight at the Moscow World Championships by completing a triple gold-medal performance.

Bolt will race against three other Jamaicans -- Nesta Carter, the 100-metre bronze medallist at the Moscow World Championships, Nickel Ashmeade and Kemar Bailey Cole -- in the short sprint.

The race also includes American Justin Gatlin, who won the silver medal behind Bolt in the 100 metres at the Moscow World Championships.

Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is also down to compete in Zurich, her first outing after creating history in Moscow.

Fraser-Pryce became the first woman in world championships history to sweep the sprint events, when she anchored Jamaica to gold in the 4x100-metre relay final to finish the championships with three gold medals, just like Bolt.

Fraser-Pryce will again come face-to-face with the big Ivory Coast sprinter Murielle Ahoure.

The other Jamaican down to compete in Zurich is 400-metre hurdler Kaliese Spencer, who takes part in her second outing since the World Championships and will again face the Moscow gold medallist Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic.


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