Saturday, May 14, 2011
Athlete Spotlight: Asafa Powell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KIlkrVZb-g. The entire line up for the jamaican team was Michael Frater, Nesta Carter, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell. Usain did not run the anchor leg in the race. Although he was not missed on that leg, Asafa Powell had a stunning performance, he just flew down the back stretch and destroyed the final leg like he was a machine. Asafa placed third in the 100 meter final behind Usain Bolt and Tyson gay of the U.S. I have heard that Asafa doesnt have as good of a start and runs better when he is alone (like on the anchor to his 4x100). He is very fast and is occasionally underappreciated because he stands behind the glory of Usain Bolt. Although he is without a doubt one of the top three best 100 meter runners nowadays.