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Sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce head Jamaica’s World Champs team

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce lead the Jamaican contingent for the IAAF World Championships , which runs from 10-18 August in Moscow, Russia.

Bolt and Fraser-Pryce, who won gold medals at the London Olympic Games last summer, head the 45-member squad, which will be without several big names, including former World 100m record holder Asafa Powell and 2004 and 2008 Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown, who both failed drug tests earlier this year.

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Missing too is reigning world 100m champion Yohan Blake, who is out injured.

Also in the team to Moscow is national record holder over 110m hurdles, Hansle Parchment, who was forced to miss his race at the trials after suffering an injury during his warm up for the final.

The improving Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Olympic 200m bronze medallist Warren Weir, young half-miler Natoya Goule and on form Nesta Carter are also part of the team.

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Men Team:

Usain Bolt, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Nickel Ashmeade, Nesta Carter, Warren Weir, Jason Livermore, Oshane Bailey, Javere Bell, Javon Francis, Rushane McDonald, Akheem Gauntlett, Omar Johnson, Edinho Steele, Hansle Parchment, Andrew Riley, Dwight Thomas, Leford Green, Annsert Whyte, Isa Phillips, Damar Forbes, O’Dayne Richards, Raymond Brown.
Women’s Team:

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Kerron Stewart, Schillonie Calvert, Sherri-Ann Brooks, Anniesha McLaughlin, Novlene Williams-Mills, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Patricia Hall, Natoya Goule, Danielle Williams, Andrea Bliss, Shermaine Williams, Kaliese Spencer, Ristananna Tracey, Danielle Dowie, Nickesha Wilson, Francine Simpson, Kimberly Williams, Carrie Russell, Natasha Morrison, Anastasia Leroy, Christine Day, Rosemarie Whyte.

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Team Officials:

Team leader — Trevor ‘TC’ Campbell

Assistant Manager — Deon Hemmings-McCatty
Assistant manager — Dave Myrie
Technical Leader — Maurice Wilson
Head Coach — Michael Clarke
Coaches — Fitz Coleman, Lennox Graham, Jermaine Shand and Maurice Westney
Doctor — Derrick McDowell
Physiotherapist — Mathew Parchment
Masseurs — Everold Edwards, Damion Rowe, Collin Turner, Gavin James and Dwayne Davis
Team Press Liaison — Dennis Gordon

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Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for He has over 10 years of running experience, as well as eight-years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, Cayman Net News, AFP and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of and

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