Jamaica’s Asafa Powell – World’s Fastest Man

Athens, Greece  – At the IAAF Super Grand Prix “Tsiklitiria 2005” in Athens, Greece on Tuesday, Asafa Powell clocked 9.77 to erase the previous mark set by American Tim Montgomery of 9.78 set in Paris in September 2002.

Jamaican Asafa Powell lived up to all speculations by not only becoming the fastest man in the world this year but the fastest in the history of 100-meters.

Asafa Powell - World's  Fastest Man in Greece
THESSALONIKI, GREECE – SEPTEMBER 12: Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell after the final Mens 100m on September 12, 2009 in Kaftatzoglio stadium, Thessaloniki, Greece

Powell’s time was clocked as 9.78 seconds equalling the existing World record – Tim Montgomery, USA, Paris, France, 14/09/2002 – but a few minutes later this was rounded down officially to 9.77 (wind 1.6m/s).

“I knew that I could do it,” commented Powell. “I did my best. It feels great to be the fastest man of the world.”

Powell is the overall number one athlete in the world, as announced in today’s IAAF World Rankings

Nigeria’s Aziz Zakari finished second to Powell in 9.99-sec while Jamaican Michael Frater took third in 10.03.

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