Athletics: Bolt, Powell set for showdown

Asafa Powell will take on fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt at the Golden Gala meeting in Rome in May, organisers have confirmed.

Athletics News: Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt

The pair will go head to head over 100 metres at the Olympic Stadium on May 31.

Powell, the former 100m world record holder, is expected to be one of his compatriot's main rivals at the London 2012 Olympics.

Bolt, the Olympic champion over 100 and 200m, had already confirmed he would race over the shorter distance in Rome and Oslo on June 7.

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