Tyson Gay, The American sprinter Tyson Gay admitted Sunday that he had tested positive for a banned substance and would pull out of the world championships in Moscow next month.
Gay, a 30-year-old specialist in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash, has been a leading American in the event for years, but has trailed the Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt in international competition. Gay, who holds the American record in the 100, has enjoyed a strong season after being plagued by injuries, which was leading to a face-off between him and Bolt at the world championships.
“I don’t have a sabotage story,” Gay told The Associated Press on Sunday. “I don’t have any lies. I don’t have anything to say to make this seem like it was a mistake or it was on Usada’s hands, someone playing games,” said Gay, who according to The Associated Press report, fought back sobs as he spoke. “I don’t have any of those stories. I basically put my trust in someone and I was let down.”
Gay told The Associated Press that he would have his “B” sample tested, and that he would pull out of this week’s meet in Monaco while he awaited the results.