Asafa Powell
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NASSAU, Bahamas – Asafa Powell’s withdrawal from this weekend’s IAAF World Relays #Bahamas2017, is due to tightness in his hamstring. caught up with Powell’s manager Paul Doyle, who gave the reason for the withdrawal.

“It’s really precaution, after the meet in Grenada he had a little tightness in hamstring, and so he took it easy for a couple days in training… Just really not wanting to risk anything racing too early,” explained Doyle.

Powell, the former world 100m record holder, won his 100m race at the inaugural Grenada Invitational meet on April 8 in 10.18 seconds.

Doyle said Powell will next race in Doha.

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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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