At a bit after 12 noon, Tyson Gay seized up just a few meters out of the blocks, and did not finish the second round of the mens' 200 meters. At this time, we have no idea what the level of injury Tyson has had. He looked to be in obvious pain. We hope that it is merely a cramp, but with his dnf in the 200 meters, Mr. Bolt's decisions about a double in Beijing has become alot easier.
Just another note, Mr. Bolt and Mr. Powell look to be duking it out on July 22, 2008 in Stockholm. The 100 meter duel between Mr. Gay and Mr. Powell, scheduled for London Grand Prix may be in doubt.
He was able to get up on his own, so we are hoping it is a hamstring cramp! Updates as soon as we can!
Allen Johnson, 1996 gold medalist from Atlanta, 1995 World Champion, 1997 World Champion, 2001 World Champion, 2003 World Champion and 2004 Olympic bronze medalist, plus one of the most popular track and field athletes of his generation, did not finish his first round in the men's 110 meter hurdles. Allen, at the ripe old age of 36, went down after the third hurdle and did not finish. With an Aircast brace on his lower leg, Allen was playing with fire just competing. My guess is that this will be our
hurdle deities last appearance at an Olympic Trials.