KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 27 - Injured world 100-meter record-holder Asafa Powell will lead the 53-member Jamaican squad named here Wednesday to compete at the World Athletics Championships.
Powell is suffering from a torn groin muscle and his ability to compete at the meet August 6-14 in Helsinki is in doubt, according to his agent, Paul Doyle.
Powell, 22, set the new 100m mark of 9.77sec in Athens last month but he collapsed on the track in the 100m final at Crystal Palace last Friday while Olympic champion Justin Gatlin of the United States won the race.
The Jamaican had originally suffered the groin injury at the Jamaican championships on June 26, forcing him to withdraw from the Rome Golden League meeting.
Leading Jamaica’s women’s roster is Athens Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell.
The complete roster includes:
Germaine Mason(High Jump)
Maurice Wignall(100m Hurdles)
Chris Pinnock(100m Hurdles)
Kemel Thompson(400m Hurdles)
Danny McFarlene(400m Hurdles)
Dean Griffiths(400m Hurdles)
James Beckford(Long Jump)
Lansford Davis (4x400m)
Dorian Scott(Shot Put)
Delloreen Ennis-London(100m Hurdles)
Brigette Foster-Hylton(100m Hurdles)
Vonette Dixon(100m Hurdles)
Melaine Walker(400m Hurdles)
Debbie-Ann Parris-Thymes(400m Hurdles)
Shevon Stoddart(400m Hurdles)
Tricia Smith(Triple Jump)
Elva Goulbourne(Long Jump)
Kimberly Barrett(Shot Put)