KINGSTON, Jamaica – Asafa Powell described his first round run as “very cautious” and “easy” on Thursday’s opening day of the 2016 Supreme Ventures Jamaica Championships.

The former world 100m record holder ran 10.17 for third in heat 1, behind Jevaughn Minzie, 10.15 personal best, and Senoj-Jay Givans, 10.16, to book his place in the next round.

“My plan is to go through the rounds easy as possible,” Powell pointing to his third place preliminary round finish.

“From start to finish I was very comfortable. Easy run, so things going according to plan,” said Powell, who has a personal best of 9.72.

Powell, who had a slip at the first time of asking before his heat was recalled, wasn’t too bothered by his third place finish.

“I was being very cautious because of I got injured a few weeks ago so,” informed Powell.

He continued: “That was my first time in the starting blocks since the Racers Track meet, so it was just one of those confidence booster.”

The semi-finals are set for Friday tonight (July 1) at 7:12 and the final at 9:15.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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