Gay working to stop Bolt in his tracks

MANCHESTER - US sprinter Tyson Gay is convinced he can prevent his Jamaican rival, Usain Bolt, from blazing another trail of victories when they meet in the Diamond League campaign.

MANCHESTER - US sprinter Tyson Gay is convinced he can prevent his Jamaican rival, Usain Bolt, from blazing another trail of victories when they meet in the Diamond League campaign.

"I believe it, but he's going to be tough to beat," said Gay about Bolt, the Olympic and world champion, and 100m and 200m world record holder.

"Honestly, he's in another class right now but I'm working hard to get there," said Gay, who shattered the 44-year-old world record for the straight-line 200m at the Great City Games in Manchester on Sunday.

Gay, the world 100m silver medallist, clocked 19,41sec, beating Tommie Smith's cinder track record set in 1966 by 0,09sec. On a cool night and facing a slight headwind everything went perfectly for the 27-year-old Gay, who saw off the challenge of Kim Collins and Paul Hession. - Sapa-AFP

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