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Championship heartbreak for Gay

india Updated: Jun 26, 2011 00:15 IST
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Tyson Gay's dream of a world championship re-match with Jamaican record holder Usain Bolt in the 100 metres ended on Friday when the American pulled out the semi-finals of the United States trials with a troublesome hip injury. "Tyson has scratched from the 100," the world silver medallist's agent Mark Wetmore said in a statement.

"He was unable to warm up due to a hip and adductor problem on his right side."

Wetmore also told Reuters that Gay would not try to run in the 200m trials beginning on Saturday. Gay could be a part of the U.S. world 4x100m relay team if he recovered in time, USA Track and Field officials said. Only the top three finishers in each event at the U.S. meeting qualify for the world championships in Daegu, South Korea, in August.

The world's second fastest man, Gay has been troubled by hip and adductor problems. He had cast doubt on competing in the 200m at the US trials because of the problems.