Tyson Gay ' U.S. Olympic Sprinter ' Track and Field Signed Photograph Autograph £25.00
This is an In Person Signed Colour 12" x 8" Photo of the American Track and Field athlete.
Tyson Gay (born August 9, 1982) is an American track and field sprinter, who competes in the 100 and 200 meters dash. His 100 m personal best of 9.69 seconds is the American record and makes him the equal second fastest athlete ever with Yohan Blake, and after Usain Bolt. His 200 m time of 19.58 makes him the fifth fastest athlete in that event. Gay has won numerous medals in major international competitions, including a gold medal sweep of the 100 m, 200 m and 4 x 100 m relay at the 2007 Osaka World Championships. This made him the second man to win all three events at the same World Championships, after Maurice Greene (Usain Bolt duplicated the feat two years later). Gay is a four-time U.S. champion in the 100 m. At the 2008 Olympic Trials, he ran a wind assisted 9.68 seconds in the 100 m. Days after he suffered a severe hamstring injury in the 200 m trials, he did not win any medals at the Beijing Olympics. His performance of 9.71 seconds to win the 100 m silver medal in the 2009 World Championships is the fastest non-winning time for the event. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he ran 9.80 in the 100 m final, but finished fourth, making him the fastest non-medalist in Olympic history. Gay won silver as part of the USA 4 x 100 m relay team in the same games, setting the US national record at 37.04s. In May 2013, Gay tested positive (in regular out of competition testing) for a banned substance. He was notified of the result of that test on July 14, 2013, following which he withdrew from consideration for the upcoming Monaco meeting and World Championships in Moscow, pursuant to a likely suspension. He admitted the doping on the same day by stating "I made a mistake" and "I don't have a sabotage story". He further claimed to have been misled by a person in his entourage, without providing any specifics. Gay is a two-time winner of the Jesse Owens Award and was the 2007 IAAF World Athlete of the Year.