Asafa Powell to run at Meeting de Paris
Asafa Powell to run at Meeting de Paris

Demek Kemp is facing huge public criticism for a comment he made against Jamaica Asafa Powell.

Kemp beat former two-time 100m world record holder Powell to win the 60 metres race at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday (Jan 25). Powell ran 6.71 for 5th while Kemp won in 6.50.

However, in Kemp post-race interview, the question of what it was like to compete against the track and field icon Powell. He replied, saying “He’s an old guy.”

Age is just a number

Powell, in his post-race interview with, said: “age is just a number” and that he will continue to compete because the fans want to see him.

“I am still feeling very strong, still feeling as fast as I did years ago,” Powell said.

Powell has no immediate plans for retirement because according to him, the “entire Jamaica is motivating me, and with that kind of support, it’s hard to give up.”

Powell also won a gold medal in the 4x100m relay at the Rio Olympics and competed in three Summer Games.

We want to hear from you!  Join our lively discussion by leaving a comment below. You can also email us at [email protected]. Also, please remember to follow us on social media – subscribe to our social media pages –
youtubeTrackalertstv facebookTrackalerts instagramTrackalerts TwitterTrackalerts

Previous articleBolt, Blake among track and field stars pay tributes to Kobe Bryant
Next articleJulien Alfred leads way with 2 national records on indoor circuit
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.