Statues of VCB, Asafa Powell to be ready by 2019

By September 12, 2018
Jamaica's Sports Minister Olivia Grange and sculptor Basil Watson after they signed the agreement for him to make statues of Veronica Campbell Brown and Asafa Powell on Wednesday. Jamaica's Sports Minister Olivia Grange and sculptor Basil Watson after they signed the agreement for him to make statues of Veronica Campbell Brown and Asafa Powell on Wednesday.

Jamaica on Wednesday signed agreements with sculptor Basil Watson to begin work on statues of track icon Veronica Campbell Brown and former world record holder Asafa Powell.

Campbell-Brown is a two-time Olympic 200m gold medalist. Powell has twice broken the 100m world record. He was the last person to hold the world record before it was broken by Usain Bolt in May 2008.

The renowned Jamaican sculptor was commissioned to design and create statues of four of Jamaica’s outstanding sports stars, Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, Veronica Campbell Brown and Asafa Powell as part of the Jamaica 55 Legacy programme.

“We have delivered on Usain Bolt, we are about to unveil Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce’s statue next month on October 14, and today I am proud to say we have signed the agreement with Sculptor Basil Watson who was commissioned to do all four statues. We have signed the agreements for the commencement of the work on Veronica Campbell-Brown’s statue and Asafa Powell’s,” said Jamaica’s Minister of Sports Olivia Grange.

The minister said maquettes for those statues will be ready later this year and there will be a special unveiling to the media.  Those statues will be mounted and unveiled in Statue Park in 2019.

The Usain Bolt Statue was erected in December 2017.

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