Gay sets American record in Shanghai
– Tyson Gay and Carmelita Jeter continued their sprint into history on
Sunday at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix in China.
world 100m medalist Tyson Gay, who has been hampered by a groin injury
since before the World Championships, did not let that stop him today.
åÊHe lowered his own American record in the men’s 100 meters, clocking a
blistering 9.69 seconds (+2.0mps).
His run was the
second-best performance of all time, equaling Usain Bolt’s then-world
record from the 2008 Olympic Games. Gay had set the previous American
record of 9.71 when he won the silver medal at the 2009 World Outdoor
Championships in Berlin.
Former world record holder Asafa
Powell (JAM) was second in 9.85 and two-time Olympian Darvis Patton was
third in a personal best 9.89.
Two-time world bronze medalist
Carmelita Jeter became the second-fastest woman in history over 100m,
winning her race in an astounding 10.64. Only Florence Griffith-Joyner
has run faster.
Just last week, Jeter had become the
third-fastest woman in history with her 10.67 win at the World
Athletics Final. Her new personal best is the fourth fastest on the
all-time list headed by three runs in 1988 by USA’s world record holder
Florence Griffith- Joyner.
For more information and complete results from the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix, visit www.iaaf.org.
About USA Track & Field
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field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.
USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, some of the
most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and
junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult
runners in the United States.
For more information on USATF, visit www.usatf.org
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