July 14, 2013 / 6:28 PM / 4 years ago

Former record holder Powell tests positive - agent

Jamaica's Asafa Powell looks at the scoreboard after running in the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 5, 2012.Lucy Nicholson/Files

REUTERS - Jamaica's former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell tested positive for a stimulant at last month's national championships, his agent told Reuters on Sunday.

"We are working with WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) now on how it got in his system," Paul Doyle said by telephone.

Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by John Mehaffey

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