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Gay beats Bolt in 100m Diamond League showdown

08-07-2010 11:01 BJT

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We begin with the latest Diamond League meet in Stockholm and a showdown between the two fastest men in 100-meter history. Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay, went head-to-head in the 100, for only the third time.

And the third time would prove to be the charm for the American Gay. He clocked 9.84 seconds to beat Bolt by a large gap of 0.13 seconds to record his first ever win over the World and Olympic champion over 100 meters.

It is Bolt's first defeat in the 100 meters in over two years. Richard Thompson of Trinidad finished third in 10.10 seconds.

Gay, Bolt and Asafa Powell, who missed the race due to injury, are scheduled to face each other at the final Diamond League meeting of the year in Brussels later this month.

Tyson Gay,100m Winner, said, "Like I said, I'm not taking nothing from Usain Bolt I didn't beat him in 9.5, I beat him in 9.9 so, at the same time I won, I'm happy. We all had to step on the track. I respect him for stepping out there knowing he wasn't in his best shape and I'm pretty sure he respects me as well."

Usain Bolt, 100m Runner-Up, said, "I think I said after Paris I've said I wasn't at my best strength wise and I think it showed I wasn't in the best of shape so after the trials I have to figure out what I need to do to get my strength up and try to get to work on that and come back for the next race."

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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