Asafa Powell Net Worth is$6.5 Million
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Profession: Athlete
Date of Birth: Nov 23, 1982
Height: 1.9 m
Country: Jamaica
Asafa Powell is a Jamaican sprinter he has a net worth of $6.5 million. Asafa Powell has earned his net worth as a sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres, and held the 100m world record between June 2005 and May 2008, with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds. Powell is well-known for his ability to consistently break the 10-second barrier in competition, with his overall personal best of 9.72 seconds which is the fourth fastest time in the history of the event. He was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica on November 23, 1982; he is the youngest of six sons born to two ministers. Due to suffering from pre-race anxiety, he has underperformed his abilities in some major races. Powell has broken the ten-second barrier legally more times than anyone else with 80 times in total, as of July 2011. Powell was a competitor in both the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, unfortunately he only finished fifth both times. However, with the Jamaican team he won a gold medal and set the world and Olympic record in the 4 x 100 metres relay in Beijing. He won a bronze medal in the 100m and a silver medal in the 4 x 100 m relay at the Osaka World Championships in 2007. In addition he also won two gold medals and one silver medal at the Commonwealth Games. Then he ran 9.84 seconds in the World Athletics Championships from Berlin, Germany in August 2009. Some more accomplishments by Powell include; a bronze medal for the 100m and a gold medal in relay at the 2009 World Championships, he is also a five time winner at the IAAF World Athletics Final and Powell is the 100 m record holder for the event. Powell is a deeply religious man and known as an avid car enthusiast.
Asafa Powell CD (born 23 November 1982) is a Jamaican sprinter who specialises in the 100 metres. He held the 100 m world record between June 2005 and May 2008, with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds respectively. Powell has consistently broken the 10-second barrier in competition, with his personal best of 9.72 s being the fourth fastest time in the history of the event. As of July 2011, Powell has broken the ten-second barrier legally more times than anyone else - 80 times in total.
Powell competed in the 100 m at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics but failed to convert his success to the world stage, finishing fifth both times. However, in Beijing with the Jamaican team he won a gold medal and set the world and Olympic record in the 4 x 100 metres relay. At the 2007 Osaka World Championships he won a bronze and a silver medal in the 100 m and 4 x 100 m relay respectively and he has been successful at the Commonwealth Games, winning two gold and one silver medal. At the 2009 World Championships he won 100 m bronze and a relay gold. Powell has won five times at the IAAF World Athletics Final and is the 100 m record holder for the event.
Powell also holds the record for the fastest 100 metres run to place third. In August 2009, he ran 9.84 seconds in the World Athletics Championships from Berlin, Germany.
Powell suffers from pre-race anxiety and has underperformed his abilities in some major races.
Born on 23 November 1982, in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Asafa Powell is the youngest of six sons of two ministers. His first name, Asafa has a Yoruba origin. A past student of Ewarton Primary School and Charlemont High School, both in St. Catherine, Jamaica. Powell planned to be a mechanic before he took up running while studying in Kingston, Jamaica. His eldest brother Donovan, was a 60 m finalist in the 1999 World Indoor Championships. Running runs in the family: His brothers clocked 9.5[dubious - discuss] seconds for the 100 m dash, his mother

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Asafa Powell handed 18-month doping ban

Former 100m world record-holder Asafa Powell was handed an 18-month suspension on Thursday for his positive test for a banned stimulant. Powell and training partner Sherone Simpson tested positive for oxilofrine after the 100m finals at the Jamaican ...
Posted: April 10, 2014, 10:00 am

Asafa Powell gets 18-month ban for failed drugs test

ASAFA POWELL has been banned from competing in athletics for 18 months after he failed a drugs test last year at the Jamaica national championships. The 31-year-old will be able to start competitive sprinting again on December 20, 2014, following the ...
Posted: April 9, 2014, 5:00 pm

Asafa Powell Plans to Appeal 18-Month Doping Ban

Former world 100-meter record holder Asafa Powell has received an 18-month ban for failing a drug test. The Jamaican sprinter, 31, took the banned stimulant oxilofrine at last year’s national championships, but the suspension has been backdated and will ...
Posted: April 16, 2014, 6:18 pm
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