Asafa Powell, after his run in Boston at the New Balance Boston Grand Prix, spoke about his performance, Olympic Games, Jamaica’s young male sprinters, retirement, 100th sub-10.

“Game plan was to feel out the legs,” he said of his Boston run of 6.71 for fifth.

He said the focus is National Trials and Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

“We are going hard now in practice,” he said in his preparation for the 2020 season.

“Just approach 2020 season cautious… main gold is to stay healthy and cautious,” he added.

He said Tokyo 2020 would be his fifth and last Olympic Games. “Looking forward to bring back Jamaica in the sprints,” he said.

Powell said it’s very important for him to be in Japan this summer. And he doesn’t just plan to appear at the Olympic Games; he is targeting his first individual medal. “To be on the podium, a top of the podium would be the greatest accomplishment for me, and I am just aiming for that.”

About getting to 100th sub-10 times to his name, Powell promised: “this year it will be a walk in the park.”

On his retirement, Powell said he would decide at the end of the 2020 season.
“After the season I will see how my body feels,” added Powell.

Powell also sends a warning to young make sprinters.
He, however, on the girls’ side, “we are very solid.”

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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.