Jamaica sprent legend Asafa Powell has announced that he will be retiring this year. Asafa Powell finally got his season underway at the National Stadium last weekend. Throughout his track and field career he was plagued by preseason injuries, but he is happy at this point, that he is injury-free as he is looking forward to the Swansong Olympics Games later in Summer.
When he communicated with reporters in Kingston, Jamaica the 38-year-old accepted that time is not his friend anymore and in 2021, he is planning to leave it all on the track.
He revealed that everything was going smoothly so far and he is looking forward to the Olympics Games because he is not getting any younger. He is staying healthy and confident as he believes that this has got to be the year.
The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Qualification Trials Series are now complete and Asafa is looking forward to participating in similar events in Jamaica in order to keep the athletes active.
Powell ran a 400m race to begin his season and explained race strategy. He said the 400m is a comfortable race for him to be in but it is very hard and he wasn’t sure about his fitness. He was just testing that race as he had not done, that distance in a few years. He is feeling good and he hopes other athletes are staying safe.
Two weeks earlier he failed to complete 60m but he is still being cautious. No date has been set for his retirement however it is expected to be after the Olympics.