Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell was slapped with an 18-month suspension for the use of the banned substance Oxilofrine, on Thursday (April 10).

Asafa Powell Slapped With 18-Month Suspension For Using Banned Substance Asafa Powell Suspended for 18 Months

Jamaican sprinter was slapped with an 18-month suspension for the use of the banned substance Oxilofrine, on Thursday (April 10).

He will be eligible to resume competition in December 2014.

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Powell along with teammate and training partner Sherone Simpson tested positive for the drug at the National trials in June 2013.

The pair contended that the drug was contained in a supplement given to them by trainer Chris Xureb.

Simpson also received an 18-month ban.

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