Asafa Powell
Powell 2010-06-04 Bislett Games 06
Sport Track and Field
Events 100m sprint, 200m sprint, 4x100m relay sprint
Doping Sentence Sentence expected April 10, 2014.
Current Status suspended
Personal Information
Birthdate November 23, 1982
Height 6’3”
Weight 194
Country Jamaica

Asafa's hometown

Asafa Powell was born November 23, 1982 in Spanish Town, Jamaica. In high school, Powell was an average sprinter at best, often finishing in the middle of the pack in the 100m sprint. He took the notice of Coach Stephen Francis in 2001 and won the boys U-20 100m event in 10:50 seconds that summer.

Powell, who has been besieged with injury throughout his career, recorded a record number of sub-10 second finishes in the 100m dash prior to testing positive for the drug Oxilofrine on July 14, 2013. He's currently suspended from competition until his sentence is handed down on April 10, 2014.

Doping Allegations Edit

On July 14, 2013, Powell and sprinter Sherone Simpson tested positive for the stimulant drug, Oxilofrine which is banned for use during competition. It is believed the stimulant was included in a supplement Powell was taking called Epiphany D1. Despite the restriction of Oxilofrine during competition, Biochemist Wayne McLaugh-lin, a professor in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and director of Caribbean Toxicology stated that, "...the Jamaican sprinter did not gain an advantage while competing at the National Championships with oxilofrine in his system." [1]

Asafa Powell Doha 2012

Notable 100m resultsEdit

Year Location Race Result
2002 Rovereto


2003 Bruxelles 100m 10.02s
2004 Bruxelles 100m 9.74s
2005 Athína (Olympic Stadium) 100m 9.77s
2006 Gateshead 100m 9.77s
2006 Zürich 100m 9.77s
2007 Rieti 100m 9.74s
2008 Lausanne 100m 9.72s
2009 Szczecin 100m 9.82s
2011 Lausanne 100m 9.78s
2012 Oslo 100m 9.85s
2013 Lausanne 100m 9.88s

Video Edit

Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell Doping Scandal

Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell Doping Scandal

Asafa Powell - 9

Asafa Powell - 9.74s - 100m

References Edit