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Campbell-Brown on Worlds Team with Fraser-Pryce, Carter

Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared to resume competing in the nick of time for inclusion on the country’s team to the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Poland March 7 to 9.





The many time Olympian got the nod from the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Lausanne, Switzerland after it revoked an IAAF two-year ban on the athletes as punishment after she tested positive for a banned substance. Campbell-Brown was cleared to race, with immediate effect.

That was on Monday. Yesterday, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) published the names of a 23-member team of 12 women and 11 men for the Championships with Campbell-Brown listed at number two among the women.

The other 11 women chosen are: Shelly Ann Frazer-Pryce (60m); Kaliese Spencer (hurdles); Kimberly Williams (triple jump); Stephenie McPherson(400m); Patricia Hall; Natoya Goule (middle-distance); Anneisha McLaughlin (200m); Monique Morgan and Indira Spence (sprint hurdles); Sophie Smellie; and Verone Chambers.



The men are Nesta Carter, Kimmari Roach and Jermaine Brown (60m); Andrew Riley (sprint hurdles); Damar Forbes (lateral jump); O’Dayne Richards (shot put); Edino Steele, Allodin Fothergill, Dane Hyatt, Errol Nolan, and Akheem Gauntlett (400m).

While Campbell-Brown will be competing for the first time since she tested positive, Fraser-Pryce will be contesting her first World Indoors. She is ranked number four in the world over the 60m after clocking 7.10secs at the Birmingham Indoors two weekends ago.

Carter, who has a personal best of 6.49secs, was the silver medalist in the men’s 60m two years ago in Istanbul, Turkey. He is ranked 12th in the world following his 6.53 clocking in Birmingham. Williams was fifth in Istanbul

The team will be accompanied by Ludlow Watts (manager), Dena Davis (assistant manager), Maurice Wilson (technical leader), Fitz Coleman (coach), Paul Francis (coach), and Michelle Depass (physiotherapist).

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