Gatlin Dusts Returnee Gay At Diamond League

Tyson Gay lost on his return to action after a drugs ban as he came second to Justin Gatlin in the 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne.
Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic champion, won in 9.80 seconds from fellow American Gay, 31, who ran 9.93secs on his comeback from a 12-month suspension.
“I’m happy to be back,” said 2007 world champion Gay.
“Of course, I was worried about the reception I’d get. I feel very welcomed by my fellow athletes and fans.”
A third American, Mike Rodgers, came third in 9.98secs, meaning the 100m podium in Switzerland was filled by men who have served drugs bans.
Gatlin, who won 100m bronze at London 2012, served a four-year doping ban from 2006, while Rodgers served a nine-month ban for failing a drugs test in 2011.
Gay’s ban, which was reduced from two years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency because of his cooperation, ended on 23 June.


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