Powell feels no pain, should be ready for world trials

Updated: Jun 08, 2011, 09:43 AM IST

Kingston: Former 100 meters world record holder Asafa Powell has returned home to Jamaica and should be ready for the country`s world championships trials after a weekend scare, his manager said on Tuesday.

Powell pulled up lame after just 20 meters of a 100 meters race in Rabat, Morocco, on Sunday after feeling a cramp in his right lower hamstring.

But his manager Paul Doyle said it was just a precaution and he planned to run in the Jamaican trials in Kingston from June 23-26.

"He feels no pain or tightness in the leg and should be all set for the trails," Doyle said.

Powell must finish in the top three against a high quality field to make the Jamaican team for the world championships in Daegu, South Korea, starting in August.

Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt has a bye to the world championships leaving at least six others, including Powell, contendings for the remaining three spots in the team.

Bureau Report