Jamaica

Asafa Powell’s Statue Unveiled

The statute of Olympian Asafa Powell was recently unveiled at the National Stadium Statue Park in Kingston.

It is the last of four monuments of outstanding Jamaican athletes commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport under the ‘Jamaica 55’ Legacy Program.

The statues of Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Veronica Campbell-Brown were installed earlier.

In a press report, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange said the statues were designed to pay tribute to the achievements of the athletes.

“We have arranged the unveiling during Reggae Month because Asafa Powell is really from a family that is musical. Asafa himself plays a musical instrument,” she noted.

Marcia Wright, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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