Statue of Asafa Powell to be unveiled February 9

By January 17, 2020

The statue of former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell will be unveiled at the National Stadium on Sunday, February 9 at 4:00 pm.

 This was announced by Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, who received the all-clear from Powell to move forward with plans to erect a monument in his honour at Independence Park at the National Stadium.

 The sprinter and his wife, Alyshia, signed off on the maquette during a recent call on Minister Grange.

 The Powells remarked that the sculptor got the details “just right.”

 Minister Grange said the “sign-off by Asafa is an extremely important part of the process” which has included months of discussions and review of models between the sculptor, Basil Watson, and the athlete.

 The bronze statue — to the scale of one and quarter life-size — is the last of four monuments in tribute to outstanding Jamaican sports stars that have been commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport under the Jamaica 55 Legacy Programme. 

 The statues of Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce and Veronica Campbell Brown have been completed and installed.

 

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