Asafa Powell
Sprinter Asafa Powell donates his jacket and shorts from the Jamaica 2012 team kit to Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, to be included in the Jamaica 50 time capsule to be launched shortly by the Minister. The time capsule includes items representing the first 50 years of Jamaican independence.

The statutes of Asafa Powell and Veronica Campbell-Brown will be unveiled soon at the National Stadium.

Olivia Grange, Minister of Sport, made the announcement at the Racers Grand Prix Launch on Thursday (9 May).

Grange said the maquettes of the statues for former world 100m record holder, Asafa Powell, and double Olympic champion, Veronica Campbell-Brown, are now in Jamaica.

“Both athletes have signed off on them, and that is what is important,” Grange said.

“Very soon we will be unveiling those maquettes, and it will be interesting to see the responses,” the minister added.

In 2017, Grange commissioned renowned Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson to design and create statues of four of the country’s outstanding sports stars – Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Veronica Campbell Brown and Asafa Powell.

The statue of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was unveiled in Statue Park at Independence Park, Kingston in October 2018.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange unveiled the statue during a ceremony, which was attended by the athletics family, ministers, and members of the public, on Sunday, 14 October 2018.


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