Asafa Powell has won the 100m dash at the Lausanne Diamond League Meet, just a week after helping Jamaica’s Men’s 4x100m Relay team win gold at the Rio Olympics in Brazil.
In his first race since the Olympics, Powell clocked 9.96 ahead of Ben Youssef Meïté of Côte d’Ivoire (2nd in 10.1) and Great Britain’s Joel Fearon. 10.05, who finished third.
This is Powell’s 96th sub-10 performance over the distance, the most in history. Some are expecting Powell to chase the 100 mark, but he’s running out of time.
The former world record-holder told his country’s media that he will not compete in another Olympics, meaning the 33-year-old will retire without an individual Olympic medal, a stain on an otherwise outstanding career overshadowed in its second half by compatriot Usain Bolt.