• Powell plans to run sprint double at Rio Olympics

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Former 100m world record Asafa Powell says he will try to make Jamaican Rio Olympic for 100m and 200m races.

Last month, Powell, who holds personal best of 19.90, ran his first 200m in 6 years to post 20.51 seconds at a track meet in Texas. 

Last saturday  Jamaican sprint star returned to run the 200m again at the Jamaica International Invitational, where he beat a talent stacked field with his season's best time of 20.45 seconds.

“I was not focused on anyone else, but was aware that Dwyer was in the race and I have a lot of respect for him as he is a tough competitor, and to get the win over him tonight is a good motivation,” Powell told jamaicaobserver.com.

“Time is running out and I have been running only the 100m for years now and most sprinters are running the double and I want to give it a shot.”  Powell said.

Last time Asafa Powell lined up in the 200m was in 2010 when he posted 19.97 seconds.

“Honestly, I don’t remember how to run the 200m, so it’s a work in progress, hopefully by national trials I will get there.” he added. 

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