Asafa Powell, 40, holds birthday and retirement party
Asafa Powell, 40, holds birthday and retirement party

Legendary sprinter Asafa Powell turned 40 years old on Wednesday (23 Nov). He held a big birthday and retirement party in Kingston.

“Was a great week of celebrating my birthday and officially putting down my spikes , opening a new chapter in my life,” Powell tweeted after the party.

He also promoted his foundation, according to information from his agent Paul Doyle. 

During his long and superb career, Powell won Olympic Games relay gold in 2016 and World Relay gold medals in 2009 and 2015. 

He won two individual 100m bronze medals at the World Championships, Osaka 2007 and Berlin 2009. Powell ran in three Olympic Games 100m finals. He won World Indoor 60m silver in 2016. 

Powell clocked 97 legal sub-10 times, according to the statistic website tilastopaja. He achieved three World records, 9.77 in Athens 2005, 9.77 in Gateshead 2006 and 9.74 in Rieti 2007. 

His PB is 9.72 from Athletissima in Lausanne 2008. His last official individual result was windy 10.07 in Clermont on May 2, 2021.

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  1. Happy belated birthday Asafa.
    Thanks for all that you have done for Jamaica.
    A Job well done and appreciated.

    You are the “best”

    God’s richest blessings. Continue to be the person you are.

  2. Happy birthday Asafa.
    Congratulations on a Job well done.
    You are the “best”.
    Thanks for all that you have done for Jamaica.

  3. Happy birthday 🎈🎁🎊 to you many more beautiful years filled with happiness and success in your life enjoy your day with happiness

  4. Congratulations on this significant milestone!
    Enjoy! You have served your contry well and we are proud of your efforts and long dedication to your craft.

  5. Happy birthday to you 🎂🎁 and cake wishing you many more wonderful years filled with 😊 laughter and happiness enjoy 🎂🎁 day to the fullest 🎂


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