Tyson Gay recovered from a poor start to beat former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin and win the Diamond League 100m in Paris in 9.99 seconds last night. The 2007 World Champion (12/1 to win Olympic 100m Gold Medal) who was beaten by Gatlin at the recent US Olympic trials, came through powerfully ahead of Gatlin, who clocked 10.03, and Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre (66/1 to win Olympic 100m Gold Medal) in 10.08.
Gay was more than happy with reversal against Gatlin (20/1 to Olympic 100m Gold Medal) he said "It was a tough race. I knew Gatlin was going to be out and I just tried to come back and get him. It's been tough for me, coming back this year. My body and mind are good, I just need to sharpen up and get back in the weight room."
The 29 year old had already recorded a time of 9.86 this year whilst Gatlin has recorded a 9.80 earlier in the season. However both are off the pace of current world champion Yohan Blake (6/4 to Olympic 100m Gold Medal) who has registered the fastest time of 2012 with a 9.75. Gay added "I think the Olympic final will be the most spectacular 100m ever because you have the four, five, six fastest men in history."