STATEMENT: Powell withdraws from the Australia Post Stawell Gift

Date: 1st April 2013

Asafa Powell has advised the Stawell Athletic Club that he will not line up in the semi finals of the Australia Post Stawell Gift this afternoon.

Undergoing treatment since his heat run on Saturday, Powell last night asked for more time to give himself the best chance of lining up but upon waking this morning has informed the Stawell Athletic Club that he is experiencing increased tightness in his hamstring and will not take part in Australia’s richest and most famous footrace.

Powell will still attend finals day of the Australia Post Stawell Gift at Central Park today.

Upon his return to Melbourne tomorrow, the 30-year-old will have an MRI to ascertain the extent of the injury.

Today’s action kicks off at 11am this morning. The semi finals will start at 12:40pm with the final run at 2:45pm.

ONE will broadcast live between 12noon and 3pm.

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