NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — American speedster Tyson Gay has admitted that Usain Bolt “is on fire” at the moment, which makes him a very tough man to beat at the London Olympic Games this summer.
Gay returned to action at the adidas Grand Prix Saturday night after being out for almost a year with a hip injury that forced him to do surgery.
The 2007 world sprint champion clocked 10.00 seconds to take the “B” race of the men’s 100 metres – running in a -1.5 m/s headwind.
Gay said he was delighted with his opening performance of the season and is now looking forward to the U.S. trials.
He did, however, admits that his arch rival Bolt of Jamaica, who has posted 9.76secs and 9.79ses in back-to-back outings already this term – looks in top form.
He was quoted as saying: “It only goes to show when your healthy you can do some phenomenal things especially Bolt.
“He is on fire right now.”
Commenting on his own performance, the 29-year-old said: “I’m satisfied with the time. I had no pain and I felt good. It has been tough taking steps to get healthy.
“My fitness level is getting better. I have a couple of weeks to sharpen before the Trials. My confidence is okay.”
Gay is expected to clash with the likes of Justin Gatlin, Walter Dix, Mike Rodgers, Darvis Patton, amongst others for the U.S. title.