After finishing out of the medals in London, turning 30, dealing with injuries, and only being added to the Jamaican Invitational after Usain Bolt pulled out with a hamstring strain, it’s safe to say Tyson Gay was an afterthought at the premiere track event in Kingston over the weekend.
But history’s second fastest man proved he still has a lot in the tank by coming back from a poor start to win the 100m crown in a 2013 world best time of 9.86 seconds. Jamaican Nesta Carter finished second and American Darvis Patton finished third.
“I’m getting back to full fitness, but I am being very patient with it,” Gay said. “I am feeling good, the best I have been in a long while, and I am looking forward to Moscow and will give it all I’ve got.”
Gay won golds in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay at the 2007 world championships in Osaka (in a pre-Bolt world), but wasn’t able to capture his first Olympic medal until London, when he and the American relay team finished second behind the world record pace of Bolt and the Jamaicans.
May be naive to say, but Jamaica gives us a lot of hope for Gay’s performance at Worlds this summer.
Before swimming races, Michael Phelps is known for swinging his arms wildly to loosen his limbs.
He utilized the same warm-up prior to his first tee shot at the Celebrity Match for the 2016 Ryder Cup on Tuesday.
Phelps was partnered with surfer Kelly Slater. The pair defeated former sprinter John Regis and former tennis player Martina Navratilova, as the U.S. celebrities dominated the Europeans 14-0 over a 9-hole scramble at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota.
Phelps appeared to have fun with the crowd, telling fans that he planned on using one of his 23 Olympic gold medals as a ball marker. He also heard “2020” chants from fans who want him to compete at the Tokyo Games.
“That was pretty funny, because it’s not happening,” Phelps said to RyderCup.com.
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James Corden, the host of the “The Late Late Show,” challenged Usain Bolt and actor Owen Wilson to a 100m race.
Not surprisingly, Bolt, who owns the world record in the event, crossed the finish line first (VIDEO).
The appearance was a part of Bolt’s media tour, which moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles on Tuesday.
He also appeared on “The Ellen Show,” and Ellen DeGeneres asked Bolt his girlfriend. He said that his mother wants him to get married, but he would rather “give it some time.” DeGeneres then asked if his girlfriend was pushing him to “put a ring on it.”
“She might be thinking it, you never know,” he said (VIDEO). “But she’s not saying it, so that’s good.”
Bolt also interacted several celebrities in Los Angeles. After meeting David Beckham, he posed with the rapper Drake.
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