Powell to compete in Doha despite injury
Former 100 metre world record holder Asafa Powell will be ready to
run fast at a grand prix meet in Doha next month despite aggravating an
ankle injury on the weekend, his agent Paul Doyle said.
Powell pulled up while anchoring the Jamaican 4x100 metre relay team
at the Penn Relays, jogging to the finishing line in obvious discomfort.
Doyle, was quick to downplay the injury, saying it was not that bad
and Powell will honour his obligation in two weeks. Powell a two-time
Olympic 100m finalist and Commonwealth Games double gold medal winner,
anchored the Jamaican team to a world record 37.10 seconds at the
Beijing Olympic Games.
Two members of that team, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter were on the
team in Philadelphia on the weekend.
Powell, who broke the world record in the 100m three times and held
it until last May when Usain Bolt ran 9.72 seconds at the Reebok Grand
Prix in New York, was a controversial inclusion in the Jamaican team on
Gold 2008 4x100 m relay
Silver 2007 Osaka 4x100 m relay
Bronze 2007 Osaka 100 m
Gold 2006 Melbourne 100 m
Gold 2006 Melbourne 4x100 m relay
Silver 2002 Manchester 4x100 m relay
World Athletics Final
Gold 2004 Monaco 100 m
Gold 2004 Monaco 200 m
Gold 2006 Stuttgart 100 m
Gold 2007 Stuttgart 100 m
Gold 2008 Stuttgart 100 m
100 metres, 200 metres
Date of birth: November 23 1982
Place of birth: Spanish Town, Jamaica
(6 ft 3 in)
88 kg (190 lb)