Powell Set To Run in Ostrava on Thursday

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Jamaican sprinter, Asafa Powell after finishing in a disappointing 7th place at the Jamaican Championships, arrived in Czech Republic on Tuesday to compete at the IAAF World Challenge meet (Golden Spike) in the city of Ostrava on Thursday (27).

To the question if he is motivated to continue his season after a failure at Jamaican Trials, Powell answered concisesly: "It is not that hard. I knew what happened at the Jamaican trails. I am not worried about that."

It was not the right day:

"I didn’t run what I want to and expect from myself. I wasn’t race ready. It was not my day. Time 9.99s, which was enough to qualify for WCH in Moscow, is like "walking in a forest for me”. said the former world 100m record holder on Tuesday.

Last time Powell competed in Ostrava was back in 2010 when he won the 100m in 9.83 seconds he.

"It is very important to run under 10s. If you cannot make it, you cannot be in top group. So that is also huge motivation for me" Said 30 year old Jamaican.

Provisional Entry Lists For 100m  Men

Powell Asafa 23.11.82 JAM 9.71 10.02
Vicaut Jimmy 27.2.1992 FRA 10.02 10.02
Chambers Dwain 5.4.1978 GBR 9.97 10.31
Collins Kim 5.4.1976 SKN 9.98 10.04
Mvumvure Gabriel 23.2.1988 ZIM 9.98 9.98
Gemili Adam 6.10.1993 GBR 10.05 10.28
Hyman Kemar 11.10.1989 CAY 9.95 10.11
Stromšík Zdeněk 25.11.1994 CZE 10.32 10.32
Reus Julian 29.4.1988 GER 10.09 10.20
Lewis-Francis Mark 4.9.1982 GBR 10.04 10.38
Zavacký Adam 27.6.1988 SVK 10.21 10.21
Kimmons Trell 13.7.1985 USA 9.95 10.22
Newman Calesio 20.8.1986 USA 10.07 10.08
Ricks Keith 9.10.1990 USA 10.13 10.13
Talbot Daniel 1.5.1991 GBR 10.21 10.33
Robertson Andrew 17.12.1990 GBR 10.29 10.39
Kilty Richard 2.9.1989 GBR 10.23 10.23
Aikines-Aryeetey Harry 29.8.1988 GBR 10.10 10.26


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