Tyson Gay

Track and Field

Name: Tyson Gay
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 4x100-meter
Height: 5-11
Weight: 165
DOB: 8/8/1982
Birthplace: Lexington, Ky.
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
High School: Lafayette High School (Lexington, Ky.) ‘01
College: University of Arkansas ‘05, Marketing
Coach(es): Lance Brauman and Jon Drummond
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2008, 2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, disqualified (4x100m)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 5th in semifinal heat 2 (100m); DNF heat 1 (4x100m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 6th (100m)
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2005, 2007, 2009, 2015 (100m, 200m)
  • Medals: 4 (3 golds, 1 silver)
  • Gold – 2007 (100m, 200m, 4x100m)
  • Silver – 2009 (100m)
Personal: Son of Daisy Gay and Greg Mitchell...Has one older sister, Tiffany, who inspired his love for running, and two half-siblings, Seth and Haleigh...Has one daughter, Trinity...Ranks among the top-five fastest all time in both the 100- and 200-meter events...Had a breakout season in 2010, in which he posted the 200-meter world record (19.41) for a straightaway, equaled the world-leading time in the 100 (9.78) and won the inaugural IAAF Diamond League championship 100 title...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 IAAF World Outdoor Championships history to sweep the top four spots in a single event...2004 NCAA 100-meter champion.

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