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Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell will realise what ban, if any, he is to serve for a failed drugs test last year.

The 31-year-old former 100m world record holder, tested positive for banned stimulant oxilofrine in June 2013 and faces up to a two year ban.

His legal team, on Wednesday, appealed for leniency for what is a first offence in a final submission made in Kingston.

Powell’s training partner Sherone Simpson, who failed a test at the same event, will receive her verdict on 8 April.

Both Powell and Simpson, who were provisionally suspended in July, argued for the minimum suspension, on the grounds of minimal fault.

Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson Both Tested for a Banned Stimulant Oxiflorine in June.
Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson Both Tested for a Banned Stimulant Oxiflorine in June.

The duo were among five Jamaicans to test positive at the Jamaican National Championships in June of last year.

However, Jamaica’s Anti-Doping Commission lawyer argued that they were negligent and had blindly trusted the physical trainer whom both blame for their positive tests.

The trainer – Chris Xuereb – denies supplying a supplement known as Epiphany D1, which contains the banned substance.

The court heard that Xuereb was also administering Powell’s anti-inflammatory injections and Vitamin B12, despite not being certified as a doctor, massage therapist, chiropractor or physiotherapist during an earlier hearing in January- adjourned until this month after it overran.

Powell set a world record of 9.74 seconds in 2007 and won gold in the men’s 4 x 100m relay at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

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