Tyson Gay Gets Chance to Recapture Relay Medal
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sprinter Tyson Gay will be going to the Olympics, where he'll have a chance to help the U.S. win a relay medal more than two years after his doping case cost the team its silver from the 2012 Games.
The 33-year-old Gay, who dominated sprints for a time before Usain Bolt came onto the scene, struggled at Olympic trials, finishing fifth in the 100 and sixth in the 200.
But U.S. coaches chose him Monday for the relay team, meaning he could run in the Olympic preliminaries or the final.
Gay tested positive for a banned substance in 2013, and accepted a one-year ban that also cost the U.S. its relay silver from London.
Others added to the relay pool included 2009 U.S. champion Mike Rodgers and Francena McCorory, the 2014 world indoor champion at 400 meters.