Kim Collins eyes showdown with Asafa Powell

Local sprint icon, Kim Collins said he is looking forward to a showdown with former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell at an indoor meet next month.

The St. Kitts & Nevis sprint star said he will look to take advantage of the Jamaican’s unfamiliarity with indoor competition to test himself in a year when he again hopes to defy age and win an Olympic gold medal in London this summer.

“I can’t wait to race Asafa and to test him out over 60 metres,” said the former 100 world champion in an article appearing on the IAAF website .

“Asafa doesn’t often race indoors, so it will be interesting to see what sort of form he brings to Birmingham.” Collins said.

Collins added that he planned to launch his season, representing a Commonwealth-select side, at the international match competition on 28 January at Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall.

He is also expected to test his Olympic credentials at a Grand Prix meet on February 18 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

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