Saturday, July 7, 2012

Tyson Gay Edges Justin Gatlin in 100 Dash

Tyson Gay beat his fellow American Justin Gatlin in the 100 meters at the Paris Diamond League meet Friday. Gay won in 9.99 seconds after Gatlin did not sustain a good start and finished in 10.03. Eleven days ago, Gay was beaten by Gatlin at the United States Olympic trials.

David Rudisha was one of five athletes to set a world season’s best at the meet but came up short

by 0.53 of a second in his effort to break his own world record in the 800 meters, clocking 1:41.54. The Australian Sally Pearson won the women’s 100-meter hurdles with a world-leading 12.40 seconds.
credit nytimes