Asafa Powell: Jamaican sprinter struggles on return from ban

Asafa Powell
Powell had not raced competitively since the Lausanne Diamond League meeting in July last year

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell finished third on his return to 100m action in Lucerne.

The former world record holder ran a time of 10.30 seconds in his first appearance since he was cleared to run again after a suspension for taking a banned substance was cut to six months.

"It's good to be back," said Powell, 31. "I've had a lot of stress and pressure over the last few months.

"I haven't trained for three weeks. I need to come back back bit by bit."

The race was won by fellow Jamaican Julian Forte, with Antoine Adams of St Kitts and Nevis in second.

Powell, a former 100m world record-holder, last ran competitively at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting in July last year.