Bad signs for Asafa in Spain

By August 28, 2019
Asafa Powell Asafa Powell

Asafa Powell is looking further and further away from the heady form that saw him set two world records over 100 metres after the ‘Sub-10 King’ could only manage a seventh place finish at a track meet in Madrid, Spain on Sunday. 

Not just did the big Jamaican finish down the track, his time was also just a pedantic 10.26 seconds, much slower than eventual winner, the United States’ Mike Rodgers, who hit the tape in 9.97 seconds.

Franchman Jimmyh Vicaut was second with a 10.05-second clocking, the same as third place finisher, Japan’s Abdul Hakim Sani Brown.

Powell had been faster in the semi-finals of the meet, winning in 10.15 seconds, a time that suggested maybe the one-time fastest man in the world would find something special in the final later on.

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at SportsMax.tv. He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

Related items

  • Kadie-Ann Dehaney re-signs with Melbourne Vixens for 2020 Suncorp Super Netball season Kadie-Ann Dehaney re-signs with Melbourne Vixens for 2020 Suncorp Super Netball season

    The Melbourne Vixens have signed Jamaica’s Kadie-Ann Dehaney to a new deal that will see the player return to Melbourne for the 2020 Suncorp Super Netball season.

  • Schoolboy football players struck by lightning 'past the worst' claims ISSA president Wellington Schoolboy football players struck by lightning 'past the worst' claims ISSA president Wellington

    Schoolboy football players that were affected by a lightning strike during a Manning Cup match on Monday are reportedly recovering with very little ill effects.

    The match between urban area schoolboy football teams Jamaica College and Wolmer’s was called off after several players suffered injuries when lightning struck the field at Stadium East. 

    Two players, JC’s Terrence Francis and Dwayne Allen of Wolmer’s were taken to the hospital following the incident, with another player later admitted after suffering from chest pains.  According to ISSA president Keith Wellington, none of the players seems to have suffered significant injury and are on the improve.

     “Thankfully they have shown significant improvement.  The Wolmer’s young man was treated and released.  One young man when he initially went to the hospital wasn’t speaking or walking but eventually, he came around and he has been moving and speaking,” Wellington said in an interview on the Sportsmax Zone.

    “All the tests that have been done ECG, CT scans have come back with good results.  I think the major issue now is that that the flash seems to have affected their eyes so the ophthalmologists will examine them.  It appears as though they have passed the worst.”

     

     

     

  • Kemoy Campbell 'knew' something was wrong before fateful heart failure Kemoy Campbell 'knew' something was wrong before fateful heart failure

    Jamaican Olympian Kemoy Campbell has revealed that his collapse at the Millrose Games in New York in February happened just two days before a scheduled appointment to investigate what was causing his struggles to breathe and the tightening of his chest toward the end of some of his workouts. 

Popular Athletics News

Error: No articles to display

© 2018 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.