Olympics: Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell out for season

Associated Press
Aug 08, 2012 at 11:05pm IST

London: Former world-record holder Asafa Powell is out the Olympic sprint relay for Jamaica after pulling his left groin during the 100-meter final.

His agent, Paul Doyle, says Powell has two strains in his left groin after he hobbled across the finish line in eighth place in Sunday's final.

Doyle says Powell also won't compete in anymore Diamond League meets, ending his season.

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell out for season

Asafa Powell is out the Olympic sprint relay for Jamaica after pulling his left groin during the 100-meter final.

Powell also had to pull out of the 4x100 relay at the world championships last year for similar reasons. Jamaica still set a world record with the team of Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter, Michael Frater and Yohan Blake.

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