Bolt set for Gay, Powell showdown in Stockholm

Usain Bolt reacts as he wins in the Men's 100 metres during the Athletics Diamond League Areva meeting at Stade De France in Saint Denis, north of Paris, earlier this month.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — World 100 metres record holder Usain Bolt will take on US sprint rivals Tyson Gay and fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell in the IAAF Diamond League meet here on August 6, organisers confirmed today.

The race will mark the first time that history’s three fastest men will compete together since the 100m final at last year’s world championships in Berlin where Bolt set the world record, clocking 9.58, with Gay second in 9.71, then a US record, with Powell, the former world record holder, taking bronze.

“It is a great pleasure to confirm and host this exciting race,” said meeting director Rajne Soderberg.

“It will strengthen the meeting’s positioning within the world of sports.”

The race will also be the first of just two meetings between ‘The Big Three’ this year, with the second clash set for the Diamond League final in Brussels on August 27.

The Stockholm meet is the 11th of the 14-leg IAAF Diamond League series

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