3RD FASTEST TIME IN THE WORLD
MOST SUB 1 0 RUNS IN HISTORY
Asafa Powell CD (born 23 November 1982) in Linstead, St. Catherine (Jamaica) is a sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres. Originally Powell had his sights on being a mechanic while studying at Charlemont High School. However in 2000 after representing Charlemont at the ISSA High School Championships though he didn’t progress past the 1st round his desire to run was firmly planted on the track. In 2001 he returned to the ISSA High School Championships and not only did his times get better but he made it to the finals & was the favorite to win, he was spotted by Coach Stephen Francis who offered to train him and there the story of the Jamaican Sprint legacy began. In 2002 Powell represented Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, UK. He made the semi finals of the 100m finishing 5th in his race with a personal best of 10.26 seconds. At the same games as part of the Jamaican 4 x 100m sprint relay team he came home with the silver medal. 2003 saw him competing in his first World Championships but he ended up being disqualified for a false start in the quarter finals. In 2004 he neared closer to making history when he went to the Athens Olympics as one of the favourites after running a 9.91 seconds in the Jamaican National Championships. After qualifying for the final easily he placed 5th with a time of 9.94 seconds, However later that year he set a new personal best of 9.87 in Brussels. He went back to Athens where so much had been expected of him the year before and set his first World Record with a time of 9.77 seconds. Powell held the 100 m world record between June 2005 and May 2008, with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds respectively. He has consistently broken the 10-second barrier in competition, with his personal best of 9.72 s being the fifth fastest time in the history of the event. As of August 5,2012, Powell has broken the ten-second barrier legally more times than anyone else – 80 times.Powell competed in the 100 m at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, finishing fifth in 2004 and 2008 and eighth after injuring his groin during the race in 2012.
In 2008 he won a gold medal and set the world and Olympic records as part of the Jamaican 4 × 100 metres relay team in Beijing. At the 2007 Osaka World Championships he won a bronze and a silver medal in the 100 m and 4 x 100 m relay respectively and he has been successful at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, winning two gold in Melbourne, AU and one silver medal in Manchester, UK. At the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, GER he won 100 m bronze and a relay gold. Powell has won five times at the IAAF World Athletics Final and is the 100 m record holder for the event. Powell was voted IAAF’s Male Athlete of the year in 2006.
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Asafa’s All Woman column a hit!
“THE Jamaica Observer and Asafa Powell Twitter and Facebook pages have been blowing up with reader feedback since the superstar athlete made his debut as advice columnist in All Woman yesterday. From all accounts, the athlete’s take on the Top 10 worst Christmas gifts for men has been a popular sell, with followers of both handles giving Powell the props for keying them in on what gifts are acceptable and which ones are not this Yuletide season.” www.jamaicaobserver.com Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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Asafa Powell: One of Jamaica’s Best Dressed Men of 2012
OUTLOOK: THE SUNDAY GLEANER MAGAZINE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
The quintessential fashion arbiter. A sense of the bespoke with a dash of chutzpah.
3. Michael Lee-Chin. Manages to marry the look of the playboy and the businessman, in a style that shouts confidence and asserts his standing in the world of business. End result - a blend of island machismo and continental allure.
4. Steve Ashley:
5. Maurice Facey
6. Beenie Man:
Leading style denizen. Fashion stylist that is master of the understated, but whose style makes him emperor of all that he adorns.
The iconic gentleman. The master of styling ease, which is the first rule of fashion 101.
King of the dancehall and style king. Makes bling quite fashionable. Never dull.
10. Wayne Marshall: A blend of cutting edge sense of elegance and traditional styling. Smooth and easy dresser, whose personal sense of style shows that because one is an entertainer, one does not have to sport the frowsy ensemble.
7. MP James Robertson: Eons above some of his Parliamentary colleagues in matters of sartorial style.
8. Asafa Powell: The consummate fashion iconoclast. A style that speaks to his athletic prowess and metrosexuality. Contemporary man, comfortable in his own skin and his selected threads.
9. Donahue Jarrett: Has perfected the image of the country-gentleman, in a contemporary mode.
OUTLOOK: THE SUNDAY GLEANER MAGAZINE | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
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ASAFA POWELL DONATES TO HIS ALMA MATER.
ASAFA’S $200,000 BOOST!
CYDONIE ENTICED THE STARS HERE
STERLING CONTRIBUTION: For Asafa Powell, it’s always the season of giving. The former 100 M world-record holder last Thursday made a generous donation of $150,000 to his St. Catherine-based alma mater Ewarton Primary in aid of the institution’s planned upgrading of their PE department. Powell’s sponsors LIME donated a brand-new desktop computer to the school. Two Fridays ago, Powell was on location at the Jamaican-German Automotive School in Kingston to hand over a cheque of $250,000 to assist several Level-3 students.
London 2012 Olympic Games 100m finalist Asafa Powell (second right) and Lime Foundation Chairman Errol K Miller (right) speak to students at the JamaicanGerman Automotive School Academy (JAGAS) on Maxfield Avenue yesterday. Powell donated $200,000 of his award from the Jamaican Government for making the men’s 100m final at the Games to the school yesterday. Powell will donate the remaining sum to his alma mater Ewarton Primary School.
Cydonie Mothersill was grateful to Asafa Powell for attending. Few athletes in the world have the connections to get world record holders and Olympic champions to attend a low-key fundraising event at a moment’s notice, yet that is exactly what Cydonie Mothersill managed to do for her celebrity lunch on Saturday. Cayman’s celebrated sprinter hosted Dine With the Olympians lunch at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort and none other than former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell hopped over from Jamaica at short notice as one of the star guests.
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VOTED JAMAICA’S SEXIEST MALE ATHLETE OF 2012