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Sprinter Asafa Powell out from CWG 2018 due to injury

Sprinter Asafa Powell out from CWG 2018 due to injury

Former 100-meter world record holder and Sprinter Asafa Powell have not been included in Jamaican national team for next month’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast (Australia). Powell has been excluded from the team due to not being fully fit. In the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia, Powell won the Gold Medal in 100 meters race. He expressed his desire to participate in the Gold Coast but due to the failure of the Olympic Relay Champion 35-year-old Powell not fully fit, Jamaican Athletics Association, Jamaica’s 30-member athletics team for the Commonwealth Games that ran from 4 to 15 April Not included in. Jamaican has been the champion in the men’s 100m competition in the last four Commonwealth Games, but it will be his first Commonwealth Games after retiring Usain Bolt of the world.

The 2014 Glasgow champion Kemar Bailey-Cole has not been given place in the Gold Coast team. In such a way, 2011 champion Johann Black will be the top contender for the medal. Bolt’s former training partner Blake is in the third fastest runner of all time and has already left for Australia with teammate Julian Forte. Last year, he was the third fastest runner after American Cristian Coleman and Blake in the 100-meter race in the World Championships.

During the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics, the champion sprinter Powell was a member of Jamaica’s 4×100 relay team that won the gold. He also kept the world 100-meter record for three years between 2005 and 2008 at 9.77 and 9.74 seconds. The 30 participants, who were named earlier this month for track and field scheduled for the April 4-15 games in Carrara, Queensland do not include Powell. Jamaica chef de mission Dalton Myers verified Powell had not been selected, with injury hampering his chances. “I know he wanted to come to the Gold Coast,” Myers said. “He was not selected on the team.”

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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