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Powell launches Olympic season with victory

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Asafa Powell won the 50m at the US Open indoor athletics meeting on Saturday, then predicted the powerful Jamaican sprint squad could sweep the 100m podium at the London Olympics.
“Yes, it is very possible,” Powell said after clocking 5.64sec to win the 50m at Madison Square Garden, edging compatriot Nesta Carter who was second in 5.67sec.
American Trell Kimmons was third in 5.68, followed by compatriot Justin Gatlin in 5.71.
“Surely it [a Jamaican Olympic sweep] can be done,” said Powell, a former world record-holder whose career has been overshadowed by countryman Usain Bolt, with yet another Jamaican, Yohan Blake, rising to prominence last year and gaining the No. 1 world ranking over 100m.
“We have some amazing runners,” added Powell, who was making his first indoor appearance since 2004.
Jamaica’s women are gearing up for big things at the London Games as well.
Veronica Campbell-Brown won the women’s 50m in 6.08, in what she said was a stepping-stone performance for her bid to win a third consecutive Olympic 200m gold at London.

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