Monday 30 November, 2020

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell gets married in Montego Bay

Asafa Powell and his bride, Alyshia Miller.

Asafa Powell and his bride, Alyshia Miller.

Former 100-metre record holder and reigning sub-10 second kingpin, Jamaican Asafa Powell, and Canadian model, Alyshia Miller, are now man and wife.

The two tied the knot in a private ceremony on Saturday in Montego Bay, St James in the presence of close friends and family members.

The wedding followed their engagement last year February after Powell proposed, with the move being kept under wraps until Miller shared the hot news later in the year on social media.

“Throwback to date night,” was how she captioned a photo on her Instagram account, using the hashtags “#MySpecialNight, #Engaged and #February”.

Powell held the 100-metre world record between June 2005 and May 2008, with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds.

He consistently broke the 10-second barrier in competition, with his personal best of 9.72 seconds ranking fourth on the all-time list of male 100-metre athletes.

Up to September 1, 2016, Powell had broken the 10-second barrier for the 100-meetre event more times than anyone else – 97 times.

He still holds the world record for the 100-yard dash, with a time of 9.09, set on May 27, 2010 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

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