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Encyclopedia > Asafa Powell
Medal record
Asafa Powell leading a heat at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan
Asafa Powell leading a heat at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan
Competitor for Flag of Jamaica Jamaica
Men’s athletics
World Championships
Silver 2007 Osaka 4x100 m relay
Bronze 2007 Osaka 100 m

Asafa Powell (born 23 November 1982) is a Jamaican sprinter who currently holds the 100 m world record with a time of 9.74 seconds.[1] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 722 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2057 × 1709 pixel, file size: 673 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ... Official logo The 2007 World Championships in Athletics is being held in Osaka, Japan from August 24 to September 2, 2007 at Nagai Stadium. ... Official logo The 2007 World Championships in Athletics is being held in Osaka, Japan from August 24 to September 2, 2007 at Nagai Stadium. ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Sprints are short running races in athletics. ... For other uses, see 1 E+2 m. ...

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Career

Asafa Powell planned to be an engineer before he took up running whilst studying in Kingston, Jamaica.[2] His elder brother Donovan was a 100 m semi-finalist in the 1999 World Championships.[3] The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... The 7th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Olympic Stadium, Seville, Spain, between the August 20 and August 29. ...


Powell first came to the attention of the athletics world at the 2003 world championships when he suffered the ignominy of being 'the other athlete' disqualified for a false start in the quarter-final where Jon Drummond memorably refused to leave the track having suffered the same fate (both athletes moving less than 0.1 seconds after gun firing). The 9th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held from August 23 to August 31, 2003 in the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jonathan A. Jon Drummond (born September 9, 1968) is an American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ...


The following season, Powell did not perform to his usual standards for the 2004 Olympic 100 m in Athens, after clocking sub-10 seconds times a record-equalling nine times in a season. He placed fifth in the 100 m final, and subsequently pulled out of the 200 m final, for which he had already qualified earlier on. The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... For other uses, see 1 E+2 m. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ...


The following year, he gained some consolation by breaking the 100 m world record, in Athens on June 14, 2005, setting a time of 9.77 s, beating American Tim Montgomery's 2002 record of 9.78 s (which was later annulled due to doping charges against Montgomery) by just one one-hundredth of a second. Coincidentally, Powell achieved the feat on the same track as Maurice Greene's 1999 world record of 9.79 s. Wind assistance for Powell was measured at 1.6 m/s, within the IAAF legal limit of 2.0 m/s. is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Timothy Montgomery (born January 25, 1975) is a former American athlete and 100 m record holder. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Maurice Greene (born July 23, 1974) is an American sprinter in athletics, who holds several world records and Olympic medals. ... This article is about the year. ... Wind assistance is a term in athletics which refers to the wind level during a race or event. ... The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics (known in the US as track and field). It was founded in 1912 at its first Congress in Stockholm, Sweden by representatives from 17 national athletics federations as the International Amateur Athletics Federation. ...


Powell won the 2006 Commonwealth Games title easily after a drama-filled semi-final which saw two disqualifications, three false starts and Powell himself running into another competitor's lane while looking at the scoreboard (he was held not to have impeded the other runner). The 100 metres at the 2006 Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme were held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday 19 March and Monday 20 March 2006. ...


Powell then equaled his world record time on June 11, 2006 at Gateshead International Stadium with a time of 9.77 (+1.5 m/s). August 18, 2006, Powell ran the world record time of 9.77 (+1.0 m/s) for the third time in Zürich, Switzerland. Together with Jeremy Wariner (400 m) and Sanya Richards (400 m) he won his sixth out of six IAAF Golden League events (100 m) in the same season, which earned him a total of $250,000. On November 12, 2006 he was awarded the title of 2006 Male World Athlete of the Year along with a cheque of $100,000. is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tyne and Wear County Stand at Gateshead International Stadium Gateshead International Stadium is a multi-use sports stadium in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Weltklasse Zürich is an annual athletics meeting at the Letzigrund in Zürich that takes place in August. ... Jeremy Wariner (born January 31, 1984 in Irving, Texas) is an American track athlete. ... Sanya Richards (born February 26, 1985 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a track and field athlete who competes internationally for the United States. ... The IAAF Golden League is an annual series of athletics meetings organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Powell finished 3rd in the 2007 World Championship final in Osaka, Japan behind Tyson Gay, who won in a time of 9.85 seconds, and was Powell's biggest rival building up to the championships. Derrick Atkins, a reported second cousin of Powell's, came second in 9.91. Powell finished in a time of 9.96 seconds into a 0.5 m/s headwind after being passed by Gay and Atkins in the late stages of the race. Later, Powell did help to win a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m. Running the anchor leg of the Jamaican relay team, he came from fifth and nipped Great Britain at the line with a Jamaican national record of 37.89, while USA took the gold. Tyson Gay (born August 9, 1982) is an American sprinter and the current 100 meters and 200 meters world champion. ... Not to be confused with Derrick Adkins. ...


On September 9, 2007, in opening heats of the IAAF Rieti Grand Prix in Rieti, Italy, Powell ran a new world record time of 9.74 s (+1.7 m/s) in the 100 m, fulfilling the promise he had made earlier. He had said after his bronze medal in Osaka that he would break the record by the end of the year to make up for the disappointment of not becoming world champion.[4] Remarkably, Powell eased up in the final few metres of his record-setting race, indicating that he was saving his strength for a fast 100 m final at the same meet.[5] In the final, Powell ran 9.78 (0 m/s), the fastest 100 m ever when adjusted for wind assistance and altitude.[6] is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Rieti is a town in the Latium, Italy. ...


Powell has run 100 m in under 10 seconds 33 times [7], a record to date bettered only by Maurice Greene, who has run under 10 seconds 52 times.[8] Powell is the only man to have run legally under 9.80 seconds more than once, having done so five times, and is the only man to have run legally under 10.00 seconds 12 times in a single season. Maurice Greene (born July 23, 1974) is an American sprinter in athletics, who holds several world records and Olympic medals. ...


Physical characteristics

  • Height: 190 centimetres (6 ft 3 in)
  • Weight: 88 kilograms (194 lb / 13 st 12 lb)

Personal bests

100 m 9.74 s 2007 World Record
200 m 19.90 s 2006
400 m 47.17 s 2007

Honours

60 m

Event Round City Date
10th world indoor 5th Semifinal Budapest 5 March 2004

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100 m

Event Round City Date
5th Athletic Final IAAF 1st Final Stuttgart 22 September 2007
37th IAAF Rieti Grand Prix 1st 2nd Heat Rieti 09 September 2007
11th IAAF World Championships 3rd Final Osaka 26 August 2007
4th Athletic Final IAAF 1st Final Stuttgart 09 September 2006
2006 Commonwealth Games 1st Final Melbourne 20 March 2006
2nd Athletic Final IAAF 1st Final Monaco 18 September 2004
2004 Olympic Games 5th Final Athens 22 August 2004
1st Athletic Final IAAF 7th Final Monaco 13 September 2003

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200 m

Event Round City Date
2nd Athletic Final IAAF 1st Final Monaco 19 September 2004
2004 Olympic Games 4th Semifinal Athens 25 August 2004

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See also

The first world record in the 100 m for men (athletics) was recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1912[1]. World record progression for the mens 100 m // Charlie Paddock set a record of 10. ...

References

  1. ^ BBC Sport News Article retrieved 9th September 2007
  2. ^ Powell listens to his coach and smashes 100 m world record
  3. ^ Asafa Powell one stylish record holder.
  4. ^ Sports Illustrated News Article retrieved 9th September 2007
  5. ^ Asafa Powell Breaks World 100 m Record
  6. ^ Wind / Altitude correction in the 100 m sprint
  7. ^ List of sub-10 second runs
  8. ^ Brilliant Powell does it again after Osaka let-down

External links

  • IAAF profile for Asafa Powell
Preceded by
Danny McFarlane
Jamaica Sportsman of the Year
2005
Succeeded by
Vacant

  Results from FactBites:
 
Jamaica Gleaner News - Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson on IAAF's shortlist - Thursday | November 9, 2006 (247 words)
Jamaica Gleaner News - Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson on IAAF's shortlist - Thursday
JAMAICAN SPRINTERS Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson are on the shortlist for the IAAF's World Athlete of the Year awards.
Powell, who twice equalled his world record of 9.77 seconds in the 100 metres this year, along with Simpson, who had the fastest 100m and 200m times this season, were on the final men's and women's lists announced by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) yesterday.
Asafa Powell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (622 words)
Asafa Powell (born 11 November 1982) is a Jamaican sprinter, and is current the 100 m world record holder.
Powell first came to the attention of the athletics world at the 2003 world championships when he suffered the ignominy of being the 'other' athlete disqualified for a false start in the semi-final where Jon Drummond memorably refused to leave the track having suffered the same fate.
Asafa won the 2006 Commonwealth Games title easily but had to get through a drama-filled semi-final which saw two disqualifications, three false starts and Powell himself running into another competitor's lane while looking at the scoreboard (he was held not to have impeded the other runner).
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