23 Aug 2010

Powell withdraws from Delhi Games

6:41 am on 23 August 2010

The former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell is set to become the latest big-name athlete to pull out of the troubled Delhi Commonwealth Games.

The defending champion in the 100m is struggling with groin and hamstring problems and he's expected to join his Jamaican countryman Usain Bolt among the growing number of withdrawals from the Games in October.