Asafa strikes first win since return

BY PAUL REID Observer writer

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Print this page Email A Friend!

Former men's 100m World Record holder Asafa Powell won his first race since his return to competition this year following a drug ban after he topped a modest 100m field at an IAAF World Challenge meeting Grande Premio Brasil Caixa Governo do Pará on Sunday.

In only his third race since his return, Powell clocked a season's best 10.02 seconds (0.6m/s) to beat Americans Marvin Bracey (10.14 seconds) and Dentarius Locke (10.17 seconds).

Earlier in the season, after pulling out of the JAAA National Senior Championships in mid-June and an IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris, Powell had run 10.30 seconds at a meeting in Switzerland, then ran 10.15 seconds a few days later at another meet in Europe, losing on both occasions.

Meanwhile, three-time National Senior Champion Damar Forbes was fourth with a best jump of 7.55m behind three Brazilians as Mauro Vinicius daSilva won with 7.74m.




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon