Tyson Gay of the U.S. looks at the scoreboard after his men's 100m semi-final of the athletics competition at the National Stadium during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in this August 16, 2008 file photo. Over 116 years the Olympic 100 metres final has produced drama, pain, controversy, disillusionment, incredulity and unbridled joy - all crammed into a race lasting little longer than it takes to say "Baron Pierre de Coubertin." REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (CHINA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ATHLETICS)

CLERMONT, Florida – American Tyson Gay was beaten over 100m at Saturday’s (12 May) Pure Athletics/NTC Sprint Elite Meet.

Gay, the 2007 world 100m champion, ran 10.11s to finish behind Canadian Gavin Smellie, 10.10s. Gay was losing his second race in a month.

Kyle Greaux of Trinidad and Tobago topped the men’s 200m field in 20.08, a personal best mark.

Alonso Edward was second in 20.23s and Smellie, third in 20.39s.

Jamaican Chris-Ann Gordon had the best time, 51.21s amongst the 400m women. Libania Grenot of Italy got second with 51.93s.

Matthew Hudson-Smith of Great Britain won the men’s 400m in 44.70s.

In women 100m, Dezerea Bryant ran 11.16s while the 200m taken by Felicia Brown in 22.85s.

Romanian Alina Rotaru leapt 6.58m in the women’s long jump.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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