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Gay surprised at his 200m dominance in Lausanne

11 July 2007
www.world-track.org

Tyson Gay, the hottest sprinter in the world this year said he was surprised to see the way he dominated to men’s 200-metres dash at the 2007 edition of the Athletissima Super Grand Prix in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday evening.

Gay, who has the fastest times in the world for both the 100 (10.84) and 200m (19.62) flashed around the curve like speed train after putting the field on the edge with a false and took no prisoners in the straightaway to win the half-lap in 19.78, despite the chilly conditions.

Jamaica’s 2002 World Junior champion Usain Bolt, who is also the record holder over the 200m at the junior level, finished a distant second in 20.11, which leaves Gay stunned.

“I’m surprised by the gap (for second places),” Gay said adding though that he was happy to see his time in such conditions.

“It’s an excellent time considering it was my first race since the trials a fortnight ago.

Gay was reportedly suffering from a knee bother, but he said he had no trouble with it before or during the race.

“I warmed up carefully and it didn’t give me any trouble. It was more a psychological thing.

The meeting which also produced several world-class performances last season, including the world record in the men’s 110m Hurdles by China’s Xaing Liu was part of the IAAF World Athletics Tour 2007.



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