Demek Kemp is facing huge public criticism for a comment he made against Jamaica Asafa Powell.
Kemp beat former two-time 100m world record holder Powell to win the 60 metres race at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday (Jan 25). Powell ran 6.71 for 5th while Kemp won in 6.50.
However, in Kemp post-race interview, the question of what it was like to compete against the track and field icon Powell. He replied, saying “He’s an old guy.”
Age is just a number
Powell, in his post-race interview with Trackalerts.com, said: “age is just a number” and that he will continue to compete because the fans want to see him.
“I am still feeling very strong, still feeling as fast as I did years ago,” Powell said.
Powell has no immediate plans for retirement because according to him, the “entire Jamaica is motivating me, and with that kind of support, it’s hard to give up.”
Powell also won a gold medal in the 4x100m relay at the Rio Olympics and competed in three Summer Games.
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