Bad signs for Asafa in Spain

By August 28, 2019
Asafa Powell Asafa Powell

Asafa Powell is looking further and further away from the heady form that saw him set two world records over 100 metres after the ‘Sub-10 King’ could only manage a seventh place finish at a track meet in Madrid, Spain on Sunday. 

Not just did the big Jamaican finish down the track, his time was also just a pedantic 10.26 seconds, much slower than eventual winner, the United States’ Mike Rodgers, who hit the tape in 9.97 seconds.

Franchman Jimmyh Vicaut was second with a 10.05-second clocking, the same as third place finisher, Japan’s Abdul Hakim Sani Brown.

Powell had been faster in the semi-finals of the meet, winning in 10.15 seconds, a time that suggested maybe the one-time fastest man in the world would find something special in the final later on.

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