Asafa Powell
Asafa Powell

Former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell is not giving up on making Jamaica’s team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games next summer.

Powell, who has suffered injury setbacks in recent years, is hoping to be healthy in time for the showpiece event in the Japanese city.

“My objective is to stay healthy and focus on training,” said Powell, whose only Olympic Games medal was a 4x100m gold from Rio 2016.

Powell, many believe has been chasing three more sub-10 times, which would bring him to 100m. However, according to the sub-10 king, that’s not his main focus.

He said he would “stop thinking about achieving those last few sub10’s” because “once I’m healthy, the sub10’s will follow.”

“I definitely want to be a part of the Olympic team and do my part to bring Team Jamaica’s sprinting back to the forefront,” he told SportsMax TV.

Powell, who turns 37 on Saturday (November 23), said: “In terms of health, I’m a lot better than I was last year this time.”

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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.


  1. It’s always the mampalo who be hating on safa and some a dem cant even walknroun dem bed room twice without breathing like a cow

  2. This is call “determination “ which some of y’all lack…so some of y’all be writing negative comments and has never achieve half of what this man did but Asafa you still have loyal fans here all the best…❤️


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