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Asafa Powell

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Birthday
23, 1982
Birthplace
Spanish Town, Jamaica
Birth Sign
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Birthday
23, 1982 (age 35)
Birthplace
Spanish Town, Jamaica

About

Jamaican-born athlete who specializes in the 100 m and won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 4x100 m relay.

Before Fame

His childhood dream job was to be a mechanic.

Trivia

He broke the 10-second barrier - the hallmark of a great sprinter - more than 70 times.

Family Life

He lost three family members in rapid succession when one brother died from a gunshot, another brother died from a heart attack, and his uncle was stabbed.

Associated With

He competed alongside fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.