Asafa Powell, CD is a Jamaican sprinter specializing in the 100 meters. He set a world record of 100 meters twice, between June 2005 and May 2008 with a time of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds. Powell consistently broke the 10-second mark in the competition, clocking a personal best 9.72 seconds for fourth on the all-time men's 100-meter list. As of September 1, 2016, Powell has crossed the ten-second barrier more times than anyone - 97 times. He currently holds the world record for a 100-yard run with a time of 9.09 seconds, set on May 27, 2010 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. At the Rio 2016 Olympics, he won a gold medal in the 4 x 100-meter relay event. Powell competed in the 100m at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, finishing fifth in 2004 and 2008 and eighth after sustaining a groin injury in the 2012 race
|Sport||Track & Field|
|Event(s)||100 metres, 200 metres|
|Club||MVP Track & Field Club|
|Personal best(s)||60 m: 6.44 s (Portland, 2016), 100 yd: 9.07 WR (Ostrava, 2010), 100 m: 9.72 s (Lausanne, 2008), 200 m: 19.90 s (Kingston, 2006), 400 m: 45.94 s (Sydney, 2009)|
A Jamaican-born sprinter who competes in the 100 meters and won a gold medal in the 4x100 m relay at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
His childhood ambition was to work as a mechanic.
He broke the 10-second barrier more than 70 times, which is the mark of a great sprinter.
He lost three family members in rapid succession when one brother died from a gunshot, another brother died from a heart attack, and his uncle was stabbed.
In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he competed with fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt.
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