Gay sprints to title in Lausanne
American champion Tyson Gay continued his impressive buildup to next month’s world championships on Thursday by winning the 100 metres at Lausanne’s Athletissima Diamond League meeting in 9.79 seconds.other Updated: Jul 06, 2013 00:29 IST
American champion Tyson Gay continued his impressive buildup to next month’s world championships on Thursday by winning the 100 metres at Lausanne’s Athletissima Diamond League meeting in 9.79 seconds.
Jamaica’s former world record holder Asafa Powell was among the athletes left trailing while 2003 world champion Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis ran a personal best of 9.97 seconds at the age of 37 to finish fourth.
Free from the injuries which have hampered him since he won the 100 and 200 metres world titles in 2007, Gay has already produced season’s best times in both events.
Gay, who raced in the US trials less than two weeks ago, got off a good start before charging down the final 70 metres to destroy the field. "It shows I’m fit and healthy and that’s the key,” he said.
Bolt eyes 2016 games
Paris: Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt has a gold medal haul like no other but the global superstar says he is far from finished yet. Three golds from the London Olympics in the 100, 200 and 4x100m relay mirrored his success in the Beijing Games of 2008.
He holds the world records in the 100 and 200m (9.58 and 19.19sec, both set in Berlin), and was part of the record-breaking Jamaican relay squad (36.84sec in London Olympics).
But now the 26-year-old, who will race the 200m at the Paris leg of the Diamond League at the Stade de France on Saturday, has his sights set on further ‘dominating’ the sport. “I want to dominate sprinting until the Rio Games,” said Bolt.
First Published: Jul 06, 2013 00:26 IST