25 Jun '11, 2am

Athletics: Gay pulls out of US championships 100m

Athletics: Gay pulls out of US championships 100m

EUGENE, Oregon : US sprinter Tyson Gay withdrew from the 100m at the US Athletics Championships on Saturday with an injury, ending his hopes of competing in the event at the World Championships in August. Gay, who owns the fastest 100m in the world this year of 9.79sec, had been expected to be one of the main challengers to Jamaican world record-holder Usain Bolt in the 100m at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea later this year. He pulled out of the 100m shortly before the semi-finals. He remained entered in the 200m, scheduled to start on Saturday, but it was unclear if he would be able to compete. He had said coming into the championships that he wouldn't compete at the longer distance. "Tyson has has scratched from the 100m," the athlete's manager, Mark Wetmore, said. "He was unable to stretch because of a hip and adductor problem on his right side." It's the...

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