World-record holder beaten soundly in highly-anticipated sprint showdown.
It only took him 9.84 seconds, but that’s all the time Tyson Gay needed to upset reigning world and Olympic 100 and 200-meter champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica in the 100 meters at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Friday.
Gay beat the reigning world record holder for the first time in career, breaking the tape 0.15 seconds ahead of Bolt, who finished second in the race. Bolt, who has been nursing an Achilles injury since the early part of the season, was clearly disappointed in his performance afterward.
“It’s just one of those days for me today,” Bolt told the BBC after the race. “I need to work on my shape. I got a good start but there was no power. I was ready, I was focused.”
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