Nesta Carter cleared to run

first_imgJamaican Olympic and World Championship Gold medalist, Nesta Carter, has been cleared to run at this weekend’s Milo western Relays in Montego Bay, Jamaica.This will mark his first outing since being unceremoniously stripped of his Beijing Olympic 4X100 relay gold medal after a retroactive test found a banned substance in his sample.Carter’s re-tested sample from 2008 was found to have traces of the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced last month.As a result Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team which included the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt, former world record holder Asafa Powell and World Championship silver medalist, Michael Frater were ordered to return by the IOC their gold medals.Carter has announced his intention to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).The 31-year-old Carter has not raced competitively for 17 months due to injury and because he was notified of the positive test,He has not been banned by world governing body the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and he is clear to run until his appeal has been heard.Carter, also part of Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team that won gold at the 2012 London Games, has until Feb 15 to file his appeal with CAS. Sprinter to compete at Western Relays in Jamaicalast_img read more

Pakistan, Korea make semifinals in Kabaddi Masters

first_imgDubai, Jun 27 (PTI) Korea overwhelmed Argentina 54-25 to set up a semifinal date with India, while Pakistan also made the cut in the Kabaddi Masters here today. Pakistan proved too hot for African giants Kenya as they raced to a 42-20 victory in the second match of the day at the Al Wasl Sports Complex here. Korea and Pakistan finished with two wins each to finish second in their respective groups. Both the semifinals will be held here on June 29. Pakistan led 22-7 at halftime and held on to their lead to seal the issue with a solid defence and attack. Kashif Razzaq stood out in the defence with five tackle points. Earlier, Korea geared up to their tough semifinal outing against India on a high with an easy 54-25 win over Argentina. The Latin American nation matched Korea in the first 10 minutes but could not keep up with the tempo to finish their campaign in the six-nation kabaddi meet without a single win. Korean raiders were too strong as they scored to combine 36 raid points while their defence scored 11 tackle points. Argentina’s defence could score just eight tackle points and relied on Nahuel Villamayor who scored 10 raid points. The meet is being organised by the International Kabaddi Federation in partnership with Star India Pvt Ltd and Dubai Sports Council. Semifinal lineups: Iran v Pakistan (8pm IST); India v Korea (9pm IST). PTI TAP ATKATKlast_img read more