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Tyson Gay

Tyson Gay

Event: 100m, 200m
Height: 5-11
Weight: 165
PR: 100m - 9.69AR (2009); 200m - 19.58 (2009)
Born: 08/09/1982
Current Residence: Clermont, Fla.
Hometown: Lexington, Ken.
High School: Lafayette (Lexington, Ky.)
College: Barton CC '03; Arkansas '05
Coach: Lance Brauman and Jon Drummond
Agent: Mark Wetmore
Sponsor: adidas
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USA Championships
Four-time USA Outdoor 100m champion - 2006 (10.07); 2007 (9.84); 2008 (9.68w); 2013 (9.75)
Three-time USA Outdoor 200m champion - 2005 (20.51); 2007 (19.62); 2013 (19.74)
2012 Olympic Trials runner-up (9.86)
 
International Championships
2012 Olympic 4x100m silver medalist (37.04 AR)
2007 World Outdoor 100m (9.85), 200m (19.86) and 4x100m (37.78) silver medalist
2009 World Outdoor silver medalist (9.71)
 
Collegiate Championships
2004 NCAA 100m champion (10.06)
Third in 2005 NCAA 200m (20.16)
2002 Junior College 100m champion
Third in 100m and runner-up in 200m at 2003 JUCO Championships
 
Awards and Records
Two-time Jesse Owens Award winner - 2007, 2009
American 4x100m record holder (37.04)
2010 Diamond League 100m champion
2007 Visa Outdoor champion
World record holder for 200m on a straightaway (19.41)
University of Arkansas school 100m record holder (10.06)
 
About Tyson
The American record holder in the 100m, Gay made a dramatic return from injury in 2012. Gay returned to the track in 2012 at the adidas Grand Prix in New York one year after undergoing hip surgery to run 10.00 in the 100 meters into a slight headwind. During the 2010 season, Gay handed world and Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt his first 100m loss in two years. He also posted the 200m world record (19.41) for a straightaway, equaled the world leading time in the 100 meters of 9.78 seconds, and won the inaugural IAAF Diamond League Championship at 100 meters. The time of 9.69 seconds sits as the second-best performance of all time, equaling Usain Bolt's then-world record from the 2008 Olympic Games. He remains the fifth fastest man ever for 200m behind Bolt, Johan Blake, Michael Johnson and Walter Dix. Gay first established the American record in 2008 with a time of 9.77 and his wind-aided time of 9.68 at the Olympic Trials that season was the fastest time in history under any conditions at the time. Due to a hamstring injury at the 2008 Olympic Trials, Gay could only run heats of 100m at the Olympic Games and failed to make the finals. Gay's 100m performance at the 2007 USA Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis (into a headwind of .5 mps) is the second-fastest ever run into a headwind, trailing only 2000 Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene, who ran 9.82 into a -0.2 headwind at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton. Gay's performance shattered the USA Outdoor Championships meet record of 9.90 held jointly by former world record holders Greene and Leroy Burrell. During the 2005 World Outdoor Championships, Gay finished fourth in the men's 200m final joining Justin Gatlin (1st), Wallace Spearmon (2nd) and John Capel (3rd) as the U.S. became the first country in World Outdoor Championships history to sweep the top four places in an event. As a prep standout in Kentucky, Gay was the state champion in 1999, 2000 and 2001, and posted prep best times of 10.46 and 21:23. Gay was named 2004 Mideast Regional Athlete of the Year. A marketing major while at Arkansas.
Results
2013: 1st at Lausanne 100m (9.79); USA Outdoor champion 100m (9.75), champion in 200m (19.74); 1st at adidas Grand Prix 100m (10.02); 1st at Kingston 100m (9.86)
2012: Olympic 4x100m silver medalist (37.04 AR); 4th in Olympic Games final (9.80); Olympic Trials runner-up (9.86); 1st in heat at adidas Grand Prix (10.00); 2nd in Lausanne (9.83); second in Birmingham 200m (20.21)
2011: 2nd at adidas Grand Prix (10.26); 1st at Clermont (9.79)
2010: 1st at London (9.78); 1st at Gateshead (9.94); 1st at Stockholm (9.84); 2nd at Pre Classic in 200m (19.76); 1st at Brussels (9.79); 1st at Monaco (19.72); 1st at Manchester straight 200m (19.41WR); 1st at Kingston in 400m (45.05)
2009: World Outdoor silver medalist (9.71);1st at Shanghai (9.69AR); 1st at Reebok Grand Prix (19.58); 1st in 100m opening round at USA Outdoors (9.75, +3.4 mps)
2008: Olympic Trials 100m champion (9.68w); 5th in 100m semifinal at Olympic Games (10.05); 1st in Olympic Trials quarterfinals (9.77); runner-up in 100m at Reebok Grand Prix (9.85); 1st in 100m and 200m at adidas Track Classic (10.05, 20.08); 1st at Kingston (20.00)
2007: World Outdoor 100m (9.85), 200m (19.86) and 4x100m (37.78) gold medalist; USA Outdoor 100m (9.84) and 200m champion (19.62); adidas Track Classic Champion 100m (9.79w); Reebok Grand Prix Champion 100m (9.76w); 1st in 100m at Sheffield (10.13); 1st in 200m at Lausanne (19.78); 1st at London (10.02)
2006: USA Outdoor 100m champion (10.07); 2nd at Zurich (9.84); 1st at Stuttgart (19.68); 2nd at Lausanne (19.70); 2nd at adidas Classic (10.04); 2nd at Reebok Grand Prix (10.04); 4th at Rome (10.04); 2nd at Stockholm (9.97); 1st at London Grand Prix (19.84)
2005: USA Outdoors 200m champion (20.51); 4th at World Outdoor Champs (20.34); third at NCAA Outdoors 200m (20.16); 1st at World Athletics Final (19.96); ran 19.93PR in semifinals at NCAA Outdoors; 3rd in London (19.99); 2nd in Rieti (10.08)
2004: NCAA Outdoor 100m champion (10.06); 4th in 200m at NCAAs (20.39) after posting a 20.09 in the prelims; 5th in semis at Olympic Trials (10.13); SEC 100m (10.02w) & 200m (20.16w) and 4x100m relay champion; bests of 10.06PR & 20.07PR in opening round at Olympic Trials.
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2011: Outdoor bests - 100m, 9.79 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the world, ranked No. 6 in the USA by T&FN)
2010: Outdoor bests - 100m, 9.78 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & in the world by T&FN); 200m, 19.72 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA & No. 4 in the world by T&FN)
2009: Outdoor bests - 100m, 9.69AR (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & No. 2 in the world by T&FN); 200m, 19.58 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world by T&FN)
2008: Outdoor bests - 100m, 9.77 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA & No. 9 in the world by T&FN); 200m, 20.00 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 6 in the world, ranked No. 4 in the USA & No. 7 in the world by T&FN)
2007: Outdoor bests - 100m, 9.84 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & in the world by T&FN); 200m, 19.62 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2006: Indoor bests - 60m, 6.56 (No. 8 in the USA, No. 12 in the world); Outdoor bests - 100m, 9.84 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & No. 2 in the world by T&FN); 200m, 19.68 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 3 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2005: Indoor bests - 60m, 6.55 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 9 in the world); Outdoor bests - 100m, 10.08 (No. 11 in the USA, No. 21 in the world); 200m, 19.93 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 2 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA & in the world by T&FN)
2004: Indoor bests - 60m, 6.57 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 17 in the world); 200m, 20.58 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); Outdoor bests - 100m, 10.06 (No. 8 in the USA, No. 14 in the world, ranked No. 9 in the USA by T&FN); 200m, 20.07 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 6 in the world, ranked No. 8 in the USA by T&FN)
2003: Outdoor bests - 100m, 10.01; 200m, 20.31
2002: Outdoor bests - 100m, 10.27; 200m, 21.88
2001: Outdoor bests - 100m, 10.46; 200m, 21.23
2000: Outdoor bests - 100m, 10.56; 200m, 21.27
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