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.
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.
"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.
"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.