The Norman Transcript


June 24, 2013

Gay wins 200 at U.S. Championships



The morning after the 100 race, the hip felt just fine, so he elected to run the opening 200 heat on Saturday. That night, Gay had an ultrasound on his hip, to see where the scar tissue was and then have it worked on.

“That worked out well for me,” Gay said.

Certainly did. This was his fastest 200 in quite some time.

“It does help me mentally, to get ready for Moscow,” Gay said.

There was a little dispute, though, as some questioned whether or not Gay stepped out of his lane in a semifinal heat Sunday afternoon. He advanced to the final, and afterward dismissed such speculation.

“Someone may have mentioned it to me, but I didn’t pay any attention,” Gay said.

With that, he will double at worlds, feeling as good as he has in a long time.

“Tyson was very impressive. I’m glad to see it,” former Olympic champion Maurice Greene said. “I know what he’s went through, because I’ve talked to him numerous times on the phone, been to his house. I’ve talked to him for hours and hours. I know how he feels. To finally come back and be healthy, I’m so proud of him.”

In the final race to close out nationals, Wilson held off a competitive field in the hurdles. David Oliver was second, and Olympic champion Aries Merritt finished third. Jason Richardson wound up fourth, but he has an automatic spot at worlds by virtue of his win in 2011.

“Very, very rusty,” said Merritt, who has been dealing with a balky hamstring. “But the main objective was to qualify, and I punched my ticket.”

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