Powell and Campbell-Brown maquettes to be unveiled soon

By May 10, 2019

Maquettes of statues for former 100m world-record-holder Asafa Powell and two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell Brown, are currently in the island and will be unveiled soon.

A maquette is a scale model or rough draft of an unfinished sculpture. 

Olivia Grange, Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Entertainment, Gender Affairs and Sports, made the announcement at the launch of the Racers Adidas Grand Prix at the Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston on Thursday.

The two maquettes are for the last of four statues commissioned of Basil Watson by the Jamaican government in honour of the contributions of the iconic Jamaican quartet of athletes.

The government mounted the statue of Bolt, an eight-time Olympic gold medalist at the National Stadium in December 2017 while that of Fraser-Pryce, a seven-time world champion, went up in October 2018.

According to Minister Grange, the final two statues are expected to join them in the near future.

Minister Grange said Campbell-Brown, who recently had her first child, and Powell, who has a record 97 sub-10-second 100m races, both signed off on their respective maquettes which means that work would have already begun work on their actual statues.

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