PATOO GAMECHANGERS | ASAFA POWELL
Name: Asafa Powell
Instagram Handle: @asafasub10king
Profession: Professional Athlete
Hometown: Linstead, St. Catherine
Now Lives: between Austin Texas and Kingston, JA
Asafa Powell is known more for his model behavior lately, but to most Jamaicans, and for that matter the world, he is known moreso for his “little engine that could” moniker. His drive and determination has endeared him to the public as he embodies the Jamaican spirit of never giving up – and we look forward to seeing him perform in Rio 2016. Let’s hear from the great man himself as he speaks to PATOO:
Three words to describe your style?
Simple & casually cool
Your personality type is?
Fun and laid back … easy going
Your greatest skill is?
My ability to run fast
What's your hidden talent?
Music - playing guitar
Who is the last person you texted?
I plea the 5th
The persons you admire most?
Your favorite piece of art?
Anything my children draw
What’s your favorite app
IG and Snapchat is a close 2nd
Your greatest success?
Being the 1st Jamaican man to break the 100M World Record
What has been your biggest knockback?
Not winning an individual medal at a big championship
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Enjoying my life and raising my children
Favorite Jamaican landmark?
Jamaica has SO much to see and do … I love Portland (beaches, falls, blue lagoon) and I also love going up to Strawberry Hill - that view is amazing.
What’s your favorite curse word?
I don’t really curse at all to be honest. Wasn’t raised that way…. but if I had to pick one probably “shit”
The most valuable lesson you’ve learned?
To persevere and believe in yourself
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
To freeze time