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100m World Record Holder

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Asafa Powell, born in Linstead, St. Catherine (Jamaica), is a sprinter who specializes in the 100 meters. Originally Powell had his sights on being a mechanic while studying at Charlemont High School. However, in 2000 after representing Charlemont at the ISSA High School Championships though he didn’t progress past the 1st round his desire to run was firmly planted on the track. In 2001 he returned to the ISSA High School Championships and not only did his times get better but he made it to the finals & was the favorite to win, he was spotted by Coach Stephen Francis who offered to train him and there the story of the Jamaican Sprint legacy began.

In 2002 Powell represented Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, UK. He made the semi finals of the 100m finishing 5th in his race with a personal best of 10.26 seconds. At the same games as part of the Jamaican 4 x 100m sprint relay team he came home with the silver medal. 2003 saw him competing in his first World Championships but he ended up being disqualified for a false start in the quarter finals. In 2004 he neared closer to making history when he went to the Athens Olympics as one of the favourites after running a 9.91 seconds in the Jamaican National Championships. After qualifying for the final easily he placed 5th with a time of 9.94 seconds, However later that year he set a new personal best of 9.87 seconds in Brussels. He went back to Athens where so much had been expected of him the year before and set his first World Record with a time of 9.77 seconds.

Powell held the 100 meter world record between June 2005 and May 2008, with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds respectively. He has consistently broken the 10-second barrier in competition, with his personal best of 9.72 seconds being the fifth fastest time in the history of the event. As of August 5, 2012, Powell has broken the ten-second barrier legally more times than anyone else – 80 times. Powell competed in the 100 m at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, finishing fifth in 2004 and 2008 and eighth after injuring his groin during the race in 2012.

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Asafa Powell

100m World Record Holder

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Asafa Powell Biography

Asafa Powell, born in Linstead, St. Catherine (Jamaica), is a sprinter who specializes in the 100 meters. Originally Powell had his sights on being a mechanic while studying at Charlemont High School. However, in 2000 after representing Charlemont at the ISSA High School Championships though he didn’t progress past the 1st round his desire to run was firmly planted on the track. In 2001 he returned to the ISSA High School Championships and not only did his times get better but he made it to the finals & was the favorite to win, he was spotted by Coach Stephen Francis who offered to train him and there the story of the Jamaican Sprint legacy began.

In 2002 Powell represented Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, UK. He made the semi finals of the 100m finishing 5th in his race with a personal best of 10.26 seconds. At the same games as part of the Jamaican 4 x 100m sprint relay team he came home with the silver medal. 2003 saw him competing in his first World Championships but he ended up being disqualified for a false start in the quarter finals. In 2004 he neared closer to making history when he went to the Athens Olympics as one of the favourites after running a 9.91 seconds in the Jamaican National Championships. After qualifying for the final easily he placed 5th with a time of 9.94 seconds, However later that year he set a new personal best of 9.87 seconds in Brussels. He went back to Athens where so much had been expected of him the year before and set his first World Record with a time of 9.77 seconds.

Powell held the 100 meter world record between June 2005 and May 2008, with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds respectively. He has consistently broken the 10-second barrier in competition, with his personal best of 9.72 seconds being the fifth fastest time in the history of the event. As of August 5, 2012, Powell has broken the ten-second barrier legally more times than anyone else – 80 times. Powell competed in the 100 m at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, finishing fifth in 2004 and 2008 and eighth after injuring his groin during the race in 2012.

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  • How to book Asafa Powell?

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  • How much does it cost to book Asafa Powell?

    Booking fees for Asafa Powell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Asafa Powell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Asafa Powell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Asafa Powell for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Asafa Powell for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Asafa Powell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Asafa Powell or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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