Powell still aiming for Melbourne

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Powell still aiming for Melbourne

Powell breaks world 100m record
Asafa Powell will be fit to compete at the Commonwealth Games in March, according to his agent Paul Doyle.
Powell, the 100m world record holder, is still suffering from the groin injury that kept him out of the 2005 World Championships.

The Jamaican was reportedly considering missing the Games in Melbourne so not to jeopardise entry in other events.

But Doyle told Australian newspaper The Age: “Nothing is 100% but we do not see him pulling out at this stage.”

He added: “Asafa still has a little tightness there, which is probably something he does not need, but he is ahead of where he was a this stage last year.”

Powell picked up his injury at the Jamaican national championships in June 2005, days after running a world record 9.77 seconds in Athens.


Not too surprising that he suffered injury right after setting the WR. I can’t even imagine the level of CNS and muscular stress that a 9.77 puts on a body.