In today’s text we will talk about an interesting topic. We will talk about sports and a kind of sport that is very popular in some countries in the world. This sport has started to develop around the world and in the present time we have a lot of successful athletes.

We will talk about an athletic which is not an easy sport because it requires great physical endurance. Athletics is a sport that has existed since ancient times and today we have a large number of successful athletes who have achieved a lot of success in this sport.

In today’s theme we will talk about Asafa Powell who is one of the most famous athletes in the world.

He has achieved a lot of success in the athletics is one of the best athletes in the history of this sport. Powell was born in Jamaica and he has brought a lot of success to this country.

He won a number of gold medals and set some records in this sport. He last took part in the competition in 2016, but he managed to make an excellent career in the athletics.

In today’s text we will be introduced to his childhood and details of his private life and his career.

Early Years

Asafa Powell was born on November 23, 1982 in Spanish Town, Jamaica.

He was born in this city and grew up with 6 brothers and he grew up in a large family. His parents were very devoted to the church and they raised him to respect his faith and to be a believer. His brothers also often went to church and Asafa learned many things from them.

His older brother was devoted to school and liked sports. He began to practice athletics at the age of 14 when Asafa was 9 years old. Asafa was a good student in elementary and high school and he always tried to show his knowledge.

When he was in the 7th grade of elementary school he began to train athletics and wanted to become a successful and good athlete.

In his youth, his parents also dealed with athletics. His father had a lot of success when he was young and he set one of the record in the 200 meter race. His older brother also began to create success in this sport and was one of the best young athletes in Jamaica.

When he was 20 years old, he won the gold medal at a competition in Europe and after that Asafa wanted to become as successful as he did. But his brother’s career did not last long, and after several years he had to quit his career.

He was very disappointed in that period but Asafa promised that he will continue his steps and that he will become one of the best athletes in the world.

When he finished elementary school, Asafa enrolled in a high school in St. Catherice, Jamaica. Asafa wanted to become a mechanic in the future and was devoted to schooling and learning. During the secondary school, he occasionally trained athletics, but he felt that schooling was more important than sports. Asafa was a very good student and he achieved excellent results at school.

He was one of the best students and he finished high school with great success. He was very calm and honest and his friends respected him very much. He never made any problems in school, and his professors greatly appreciated him. When he finished high school Asafa decided to enroll faculties in Kingston, Jamaica.

He wanted to make a great future and wanted to complete a college with good success. He initially showed knowledge of mechanics, but in that period he began to work more actively and practice athletics.

When he began to work more actively at Athletics, Asafa realized that he had a great talent and physical energy for this sport. He managed to make excellent results in training and Kingston’s trainers saw that he possesses excellent talent and physical readiness for this sport. They advised him to start professionally dealing with athletics and that this could bring him a lot of success.

Asafa continued to train and after half a year he decided to apply for the first professional athletic tournament. In this tournament, he immediately showed that he expects a great future in this sport and he won 2 gold and one bronze medal. After this tournament, Asafa decided to dedicate himself to the athletics and decided to take a break at the Kingston College.

In the following period, Asafa continued with serious training and decided to apply for a new tournament that was held in USA. His parents and brothers traveled with him and gave him enormous support.

He managed to achieve great success in this competition and won a gold medal in the 100 meters race. After this competition, Asafa began to gain popularity and the fans of this sport thought that Asafa would become one of the best athletes in the future.


Asafa Powell started his professional career at the beginning of 2000 and he initially showed that he possesses great talent and great physical readiness for this sport.

His first major participation was in 2004 when he defeated Greene, who by then was one of the best athletes in the world. Asafa won a gold medal and went to the Olympic Games as one of the favorites for the medal.

In this competition he did not win the medal but he continued to achieve excellent results and in the next 2 years he set 2 new world records in the 100 meters race. In 2007 he set a new record in the competition in Italy, and in 2008 this record was defeated by his compatriot Usain Bolt.

In 2008, he again took part in the Olympic Games and was one of the favorites for the gold medal. He still failed to make a success and ended up in 5th place.

After the failure of the Olympic Games, Asafa was motivated to re-make his success in the athletics and in 2009 and 2010 he won 1 gold and 2 silver medals.

He won the bronze medal at the 2011 Australian competition and then decided to re-participate in the 2012 Olympic Games. Asafa was very motivated to make a success, but ended in a 100 meters race in the last place as he was injured during the race.

After repeated failure at the Olympic Games, Asafa decided to take a break but returned in 2014 and won a silver medal in Switzerland.

Asafa Powell, however, managed to win a medal at the Olympic Games and he did it in 2016 when he won the gold medal in the 4 x 100 meters race.

After this success he interrupted the domination of the Americans and Jamaica became the best contry in athletics.

Personal Life

Asafa Powell is currently living in Jamaica and he enjoys living with his family. He is not active on social networks, but there are several of his fan pages on the Internet.

He is one of the most successful athletes in the history of this sport.

Quick Summary

Full Name: Asafa Powell

Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

Date of birth: 23 November, 1982

Age: 37

Profession: Athlete

Height: 180 cm

Weight: 77 kg

Net Worth: $20 million