Powell withdraws from Paris meet

By Sports Desk January 25, 2019

Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell has pulled out of this weekend’s Meeting de Paris after reportedly sustaining a hamstring injury.

The 36-year-old Powell was expected to make a return to the track after a long lay-off, to compete in the men’s 60m where he was expected to face European Indoor Champion Richard Kilty of Great Britain.  The field also included American Mike Rodgers and Cuban star Yunier Perez.

Powell, who missed the Commonwealth Games last year due to injury, remains in pursuit of 100 sub-10 clockings but has found himself stuck three away for the past few years.

The January 27th indoor meeting, listed as an Indoor Permit Meeting, will also feature a French contingent of hometown heroes led by Renaud Lavillenie, Kevin Mayer and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde.

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