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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Asafa Powell, former 100-meter world record holder, participated in his child’s sports day in Kingston. Powell, who took to social media to share his experience, revealed to his followers that he had made a promise to only use 30% of his speed during the event.

In a lighthearted post, Powell, 39, shared a picture of himself at the event alongside the caption, “made a promise to only use 30% of my speed 👀😀.” The athlete, who retired from international competition in 2019, seemed to have enjoyed the experience, writing, “had a great day my first parents race, proud of team yellow house.”

Powell’s participation in his child’s sports day is similar to that of fellow Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who also took part in her child’s event last month. Fraser-Pryce, a five-time world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, competed in a 100-meter race at her son’s school in Kingston.

The involvement of high-profile athletes like Powell and Fraser-Pryce in their children’s sports day events is a reminder of the importance of parental involvement in sports and the positive impact it can have on children’s development.

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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.



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