Statue of Asafa Powell to be unveiled February 9

Statue of Asafa Powell to be unveiled February 9

Jamaican Sprinter and former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell’s statue will be unveiled at the National Stadium on Sunday, February 9 at 4:00 pm.

Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, announced move forward of plans to erect a monument in his honour at Independence Park at the National Stadium.

Asafa and his wife, Alyshia, signed off on the maquette during a recent call on Minister Grange.

The Powells remarked that the sculptor got the details “just right.”

Minister Grange said the “sign-off by Asafa is an extremely important part of the process” which has included months of discussions and review of models between the sculptor, Basil Watson, and the athlete.

The bronze statue, to the scale of one and quarter life-size is the last of four statues that were commissioned as part of the Jamaica 55 Legacy Programme.

The statues of Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce and Veronica Campbell Brown have been completed and installed.