Asafa Powell, the former 100m world record holder, was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Allianz Memorial Van Damme event in Brussels, a recognition that he says is “truly one of my greatest honors.”
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The Jamaican sprint legend also had the honor of cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the new track set to host the upcoming Friday’s Brussels Diamond League meet.
During his career, Asafa Powell clocked an impressive 97 sub-10 second runs in the 100m, six of which were at the Brussels Diamond League, a meet he describes as “arguably the best in the world.”
“Honored to be inducted into the hall of fame of the @allianzmemorialvandamme alongside some legends of the sport,” Powell stated.
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Asafa Powell: “The memories of this place will stay with me forever!”
Powell also extended heartfelt thanks to Wilfried Meert for years of support and encouragement. Meert, the founder of the event, was lauded by Powell for creating an unparalleled event with “creativity and integrity that is second to none.”
Now, having formally opened the new track, Powell’s legacy in Brussels takes on a physical form that future athletes will tread upon, even as his name joins other legends in the event’s Hall of Fame. It marks yet another milestone in a career that has already left an indelible mark on the world of athletics.
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