By Symone Goss, World-Track

STOCKHOLM — World Champion Tyson Gay showed no signs of the groin injury he sustained earlier this month, when he blasted away from a strong field to win the men’s 100m in a wind-aided 9.79(+2.6m/s) seconds at the DN Galan Super Grand Prix in Stockholm Friday.

gaydngalaThe performance was a big moral boost for the American who was hoping for a good time in his final competitive race before defending his sprint titles in Berlin next month.

Gay’s fellow countryman Darvis Patton finished second in 9.95seconds with Asafa Powell, after being overtaken by Gay evidently slowed down and finished third in 9.98.

Gay leads the world with a 9.77 seconds American record and personal record, but his main rival Usain Bolt of Jamaica has been equally impressive with his 9.79 seasonal best.

"The race felt good, and my finish was good," said Gay. "It was good, considering I haven’t really trained recently.

"I’m kind of glad to win. They pushed me that fast. I’m satisfied with the win.

"I really don’t have a problem running in the cold. I think it was a good run. My groin is a little bit sore, but I didn’t feel any pain during the race."

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