Asafa uncertain for JII
THE participation of former men’s 100m world record holder Asafa Powell
in Saturday’s Jamaica National Jamaica International Invitational (JII)
is uncertain as the sprinter says he is still nursing a groin injury.
Powell was due to compete in the 200m where he was due to go up against
IAAF World Championships 100m champion Yohan Blake, in what was one of
the most highly anticipated clashes.
Yesterday, at the launch of a business initiative, Powell said he was
not sure he would be ready for the race and checks with his MVP camp
this morning confirmed it.
Powell, who has run the 100m in under 10 seconds over 70 times in his
career, more than any man who has ever run the event, has had several
injury setbacks including at last year’s IAAF World Championships in
Daegu, South Korea when he withdrew from the championships.
A number of World and Olympic champions led by double world record
holder Usain Bolt, and Blake, along with a bevy of international
athletes, will take part in the meet, set to start at 5:30pm.