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BERLIN - American Tyson Gay is confident he will "shock the world" by upstaging triple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt at next month's world championships in what he predicts will be the most exciting 100m race ever.
Triple world champion Gay, who has clocked the fastest times over 100m and 200m this season, is ready to face off with Bolt for the first time this year in Berlin.
With the Jamaican holding the world record over both distances, Gay promised the 100m race would live up to expectations.
"It will be some of the best sprinting ever," said the 26-year-old yesterday, adding that he would battle it out for the top spot with Jamaicans Bolt and Asafa Powell.
"You have three guys who want to win. It will be the most exciting race ever. I would call it 'Tyson Gay shocks the world'," he said when asked to pick a headline for his 100m sprint showdown with Bolt.
Gay said a nagging groin injury that has been troubling him would not affect his performance at the August 15-23 world championships in the German capital.
"I feel good. I truly believe I can run a lot better and show the world I can do that," he said. "I do not really think (the injury) will affect my performances. As long as I can train before then I will be fine and I will not be affected at all."
The American said he was in a similar situation before his double world title in 2007 in Osaka, Japan, when he was suffering from a knee injury.
Quiet and reserved, Gay is the opposite of extrovert Bolt.
He acknowledged, though, that the Jamaican's performances and his showmanship were doing athletics a world of good.
"I feel really good the way he is transcending the sport. He is making the sport less boring because he is so exciting," said Gay. - Reuters