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Asafa Powell's agent says he is now 100-percent

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By Gary Smith, World-Track

KINGSTON — Jamaican World bronze medallist Asafa Powell has fully recovered from the ankle injury that sidelined him for several weeks and is now ready to challenge for the gold medal in Berlin.

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Speaking on HITZ92FM radio station, Powell’s agent Paul Doyle said things were heading in the right direction for the former world record holder.

"His (Powell) ankle which caused him to lose several weeks of training is a thing of the past," Doyle said. He’s now 100-percent healthy.

"He had a little bit of hamstring tightness a few weeks ago from the heavy training he was doing but that has also subsided.

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"He’s getting ready to peak for Berlin as he’s certainly capable of the fastest times of his career and I certainly would like to see him get it right in the (100 metre) finals on August 16," he added.

Powell will clash with fellow countryman and current world record holder Usain Bolt and the American Tyson Gay at the upcoming world championships, which start on August 15./

The Berlin final is shaping up to be one of the best races in history, at least that is what Gay believes.

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"You have three guys who want to win. It will be the most exciting race ever," he said, referring to Jamaicans Bolt and Asafa Powell and himself.

And the theThe race will also feature a number of other top runners, including the Antiguan sensation Daniel Bailey, USA’s champion Mick Rogers and countryman Darvis Patton.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. walter fitzpatrick

    August 6, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    i would really love to see asafa get it right but i have serious doubts about him, its very hard to understand it because he trains very hard and is a very serious dedicated athlete, but for some strange reason he cant seem to be able to run four rounds of the 100 metres, especially the semi final and the final two hours apart.

  2. Siyabulela Mabusela

    August 7, 2009 at 12:55 am

    I am an Asafa fan, I am even a member of his website, which for some strange reason I cannot access or find anymore. Anyways, I feel he should take a break and come back to athletics when he is ready mentally because with each race that he runs and he comes sixtth for example he is loosing fans as quickly as he is loosing those races. Bolt please help this guy mentally

  3. He can run A semi and final

    August 7, 2009 at 8:54 am

    look at his reiti run in 07 he ran 9.74 then 9.78 within two hours, i think its the pressure he gives himself

  4. ANGELA

    August 9, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Well Mr Doyle, let see if he’s really @100%. Asafa no gimmicks please! you are a great sprinter blest with unbelievable talents all you have to do is run a complete race in finals.

  5. MICKEY

    August 10, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I dig Asafa, he’s cool people! The man is getting less and less love these days. Although he lacks that killer’s instinct, that cocky, aggressive, chest pumping mentality that most great sprinters tend to have these days, he’s still a champ in my book!

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