Friday, July 31, 2015

Gay loses out to Gatlin on return


 \\\\\ LAUSANNE








Former world 100 metres champion Tyson Gay finished second behind fellow American Justin Gatlin on his return to competition after a one-year doping ban at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting yesterday.



Gatlin, the 2004 Athens Olympics gold medallist who was later banned for four years for doping, clocked a season’s best 9.80 seconds while Gay clocked 9.93. American champion Mike Rodgers, who has also served a drugs suspension, was third in 9.98.



Gay was cleared to compete in the Swiss lakeside city after the international federation decided it would not contest the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s decision to halve his ban. The 2007 world gold medallist tested positive for a steroid at last year’s US championships.



“I’m happy to be back on the circuit, I didn’t miss a beat,” Gay told reporters.