KINGSTON, Jamaica – Asafa Powell described his first round run as “very cautious” and “easy” on Thursday’s opening day of the 2016 Supreme Ventures Jamaica Championships.

The former world 100m record holder ran 10.17 for third in heat 1, behind Jevaughn Minzie, 10.15 personal best, and Senoj-Jay Givans, 10.16, to book his place in the next round.

“My plan is to go through the rounds easy as possible,” Powell pointing to his third place preliminary round finish.

“From start to finish I was very comfortable. Easy run, so things going according to plan,” said Powell, who has a personal best of 9.72.

Powell, who had a slip at the first time of asking before his heat was recalled, wasn’t too bothered by his third place finish.

“I was being very cautious because of I got injured a few weeks ago so,” informed Powell.

He continued: “That was my first time in the starting blocks since the Racers Track meet, so it was just one of those confidence booster.”

The semi-finals are set for Friday tonight (July 1) at 7:12 and the final at 9:15.

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