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Bolt, gold medalists headline Jamaican Berlin World Championships team
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Triple Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt and three other individual Beijing winners headline the Jamaican team for next month's Athletics World Championships in Berlin, the international governing body said on Tuesday.

Bolt, who set world records in the 100 and 200m and led Jamaica to a world record in the 4x100m relay in Beijing, will be joined by fellow gold winners Shelly-Ann Fraser (100m), Veronica Campbell-Brown (200m) and Melanie Walker (400m hurdles).

Campbell-Brown is also the women's 100m world champion.

Former 100m record holder Asafa Powell and Michael Frater, who won gold in the 4x100m relay, will also compete at the Aug 15-23 championships, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on its website (www.iaaf.org).

Kerron Stewart, who won silver in the women's 100m and bronze in the 200, and women's 400m silver medallist Shericka Williams were also included.

Showdowns between Bolt and 2007 world champion Tyson Gay of the United States in both the 100 and 200 metres are expected to highlight the championships.

Line up

Men - Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Michael Frater, Maurice Wignall, Steve Mullings, Marvin Anderson, Ricardo Chambers, Allodin Fothergill, Lansford Spence, Dwight Thomas, Richard Phillips, Isa Phillips, Danny McFarlane, Josef Robertson, Alain Bailey, Nicholas Gordon, Julian Reid, Maurice Smith, Dorian Scott, Dane Hyatt, Jermaine Gonzales, Yohan Blake, Leford Green.

Women - Shelly-Ann Fraser, Kerron Stewart, Sheri-Ann Brooks, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Simone Facey, Anniesha McLaughlin, Novelene Williams-Mills, Shericka Williams, Christine Day, Kenia Sinclair, Delloreen Ennis-London, Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Lacena Golding-Clarke, Melanie Walker, Kaliese Spencer, Nickiesha Wilson, Jovanee Jarrett, Trecia Smith, Rosemarie Whyte, Bobby-gaye Wilkins, Aileen Bailey, Shereefa Lloyd, Kimberly Williams.

(Reuters via China Daily July 16, 2009)

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