Tyson Gay

Olympic Sprinter
Born Aug 9, 1982

Tyson Gay is an American track and field sprint athlete who competes in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash events. His 100 m personal best of 9.69 seconds is the American record and makes him the second fastest ever. His 200 m time of 19.58 makes him the fifth fastest athlete in that event. Gay has won numerous medals in major international competitions, including a gold medal sweep of the 100 m, 200 m and 4×100 meters relay at the 2007 Osaka World Championships.… Read More

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1982 Birth Born on August 9, 1982 in Lexington, Kentucky, Tyson Gay is the only son of Daisy Gay and Greg Mitchell. … Read More


1995 12 Years Old …  His mother Daisy married Tim Lowe in 1995, adding two half-siblings, Seth and Haleigh Lowe, to Gay's family. … Read More
1999 16 Years Old …  The triple-gold haul repeated the feat achieved by Maurice Greene at the 1999 Seville World Championships and Carl Lewis in 1983 and 1987.
2001 18 Years Old 1 More Event
However, the Kentucky High School State Championships in June 2001 demonstrated his abilities: he won gold in the 100 m, setting a new personal best and state record with 10.46 s, a record which stands to this day. … Read More
2002 19 Years Old The move to the college in Great Bend, Kansas, marked further progression for Gay: in 2002 his 100 m and 200 m times dropped to 10.08 s and 20.21 s respectively, albeit with wind assistance. … Read More


2003 - 2004 2 More Events
In Gay's final year as an amateur athlete he started well, setting a personal best and school record of 6.55 s in the 60 m at the 2005 Championship Series. … Read More
The 2006 athletics season saw Gay rise to the top of the rankings for the first time and become a genuine contender in the 100 m.
Gay has won numerous medals in major international competitions, including a gold medal sweep of the 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m relay at the 2007 Osaka World Championships. … Read More
2008 25 Years Old …  After stating his desire to win four Olympic gold medals (by adding the 400 metres to his repertoire) earlier in the year, Gay finished the 2008 Olympics without a single medal. … Read More
His performance of 9.71 seconds to win the 100 m silver medal in the 2009 World Championships is the fastest non-winning time for the event.
2010 27 Years Old 1 More Event
At the start of the 2010 outdoor season, Gay ran a new 400 m best time of 44.89 seconds. … Read More
2011 28 Years Old 1 More Event
He opened his 2011 season with a run in the 150 m straight race at Manchester's Great City Games and timed 14.51 seconds (the second fastest after Bolt's 2009 run). … Read More
Showing readiness for the 2012 Olympic Trials, Gay ran in a low key "B race" at the adidas Grand Prix, running ten seconds flat into a headwind.


In July 2013, it was announced that Gay had tested positive for a banned substance, following which he withdrew from consideration for the World Championships in Moscow. … Read More
2014 31 Years Old On May 2, 2014, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced that Gay would be suspended until June 23, 2014, and that all his results from July 15, 2012 until his suspension—including his silver medal from the 2012 Summer Olympics—would be stricken. … Read More
2015 32 Years Old In the 2015 World Athletics Championships, Gay, running against Usain Bolt, came only 6th of 9 in the final of the 100m behind Bolt, Justin Gatlin, Trayvon Bromell, Andre de Grasse and Mike Rodgers.
2016 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics, Gay ran the third leg for the USA relay 4 x 100 meters team. … Read More
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