I want that Olympic gold: Tyson Gay

Jul 15, 2012, 07:41 IST | AFP

American sprint ace fires warning to Usain Bolt & Co after winning depleted and wind-aided London Diamond League

Former world champion Tyson Gay shrugged off damp and cold conditions to power to victory in the 100m at the London Diamond League on Friday.

Gay, the second fastest man in history, took advantage of the late withdrawal of Jamaican rival Asafa Powell to clock 10.03secs into a headwind at Crystal Palace.

American Tyson Gay at the Diamond League in London on Friday. pic/afp

The 29-year-old former world champion over 100m and 200m, who is hoping to break the dominance of Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake at the Olympics, finished clear of Ryan Bailey in 10.09sec and Jamaica's Nesta Carter in 10.13sec.

“I feel good with the win. The weather wasn't that bad, it's very important to acclimatise and the weather helps me prepare mentally for the Games.

I’m in pretty good shape, I want that Olympic gold,” he said.

Other 100m contenders...

Usain Bolt
The Jamaican is the favourite being the fastest man on earth with a world record of 9.58 seconds.
He won 3 gold in 3 races and created 3 world records at Beijing 2008.

Yohan Blake
Recently beat his Jamaican training partner Bolt in both 100m & 200m at the national trials.
Has a career best & season best time of 9.75s. At 21, he was youngest to break 10-second barrier.

Justin Gatlin
The 2004 Athens Olympics 100m gold medallist sprinter from the USA recently achieved a career best timing of 9.80 sec in the final of the national Olympic trials.

Asafa Powell
The Jamaican boasts of a season best of 9.85 sec and a career best of 9.72. He has broken the world record set by himself on four occasions, before Usain Bolt did it again in 2008. 

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