Powell disqualified from race in Japan

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:36 IST

Asafa Powell of Jamaica was on Sunday disqualified at the Yokohama Super Track and Field Meet for a second false start in the 100-metre race.

Yokohama:

Asafa Powell of Jamaica missed out on a chance to break his own 100-metre world record on Sunday when he was disqualified at the Yokohama Super Track and Field Meet. Powell was disqualified for a second false start in the 100-metre race at Nissan Stadium. Japan's Shingo Suetsugu won the race with a time of 10.11 seconds. Powell has twice this year equalled his own world record of 9.77 seconds, in June at the British Grand Prix and last month in Zurich. He withdrew from the 100 metres at the September 16 World Cup in Greece so he could come to Japan. Sunday's meet was expected to feature Powell's final 100 race of the year. The men's sprint has been tainted by the positive testosterone test of Olympic and world champion Justin Gatlin, who shares the world record with Powell. Gatlin faces a ban of up to eight years. Gatlin held the Yokohama meet record of 9.97 seconds that he set two years ago. (AP)

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