Powell returns to face Kilty at Paris meet

By Sports Desk January 15, 2019
Asafa Powell Asafa Powell

Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell is expected to return to the track later this month after reportedly being booked for an appearance at the Meeting de Paris.

The January 27th indoor meet is listed and Indoor Permit Meeting.  The 36-year-old Powell, a World Championship silver medallist, could be back on track for the first since 2018 when a groin injury ended his season.  Injuries have been a big issue for the former sprint king in recent years as prior to that he suffered a hamstring injury, which kept him out of last year’s Commonwealth Games.

Powell is scheduled to line up in the 60m sprint alongside European Indoor champion Richard Kilty of Great Britain.  Adding to a competitive field will be American Mike Rodgers and Cuban star Yunier Perez, who is returning from injury, are also down to face the starter.  The French contingent of home town heroes will be led by Renaud Lavillenie, Kevin Mayer and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde.

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