Tyson Gay

Track and Field

TwitterFacebookName: Tyson Gay
Sport: Track & Field
Discipline: 100m, 200m 
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 165
Current Residence: Clermont, Fla.
College: Barton CC, Arkansas

Olympic Experience:
  • 2008 Olympic Games, Due to a hamstring injury at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Gay could only run heats of 100m at the Games and failed to make the finals
  • 2012 Olympic Games, 4th in men's 100m, gold in men's 4x100m
Career Highlights:
  • 2004 NCAA 100m champion
  • Three-time USA Outdoor 100m champion
  • Two-time USA Outdoor 200m champion
  • 2007 World Outdoor 100m (9.85), 200m (19.86) and 4x100m (37.78) gold medalist
  • 2007 Visa Outdoor champion
  • 2009 World Outdoor silver medalist

Fun Facts: 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 ... 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

Learn more: 
USA Track & Field

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