This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 19 September, 2018
Advertisement

Sidelined: Tyson Gay out for rest of season

Usain Bolt says the injury to his main rival will not cause him to be complacent.

Gay has had persistent injury problems recently.
Gay has had persistent injury problems recently.

SPRINTER TYSON GAY will not run again this year, according to his manager.

The US world 100 metres silver medallist is suffering from a hip injury and will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on the injury.

It is the latest in a series of injuries for Gay, who was hoping to face the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt in the world championships in August, but had to withdraw because of the injury.

Meanwhile, Bolt has admitted he has not been at his best latelybut says he will do his utmost to avoid complacency.

The Jamaican, who is running in the 200 metres at the Paris Diamond Meeting tonight, told reporters:

“I can’t get complacent because Tyson Gay has dropped out. I’m working hard, I’m working back from injury so my focus is trying to get back to the Usain Bolt everybody knows and loves and for me, my goal is just to defend my title.”

The 24-year-old holds the 100m world record with a time of 9.58 seconds, the highest since digital time measurements were introduced.

Read more at Reuters.com>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Paul Fennessy

Read next:

COMMENTS

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel