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No Bolt vs Gay showdown in Brussels

By Winston Barnes, World-Track

BRUSSELS — The planned showdown between World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay, his American arch rival at the Van Damme Memorial meet will not go down.

Bolt, the Jamaican world record holder in both events, following his dominant performances at the world championships in Berlin, has decided to run the 200 meters in Brussels on Friday instead of the initial planned 100m dash

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The clash with Gay was cancelled, as the American said Tuesday he will not switch from the 100 at the last Golden League meet of the season.

Gay said a lingering groin injury will prevent him from running an effective curve, forcing him to concentrate on the 100 instead. In the 100, he will face former world-record holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica, a man who believes he can run 9.6 at the meeting.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Crimson_speedster

    September 1, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Now Asafa says he can run 9.6…baby the world knew you could run that where u been? lol

  2. daynefx

    September 1, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    I knew Gay would not run against Bolt in the 200M…cat and mouse continues…boooooo

  3. MICKEY

    September 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    WHY DOESN’T BOLT RUN THE 100 AS PLANNED?

  4. walter fitzpatrick

    September 1, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    gay says hes running on one leg, yeah right he is also selling some swamp land in florida if anyone is interested. asafa now is your chance, you must win this race to build your confidence, gay thinks he can beat you anytime and is more concerned with beating bolt.

  5. MICKEY

    September 1, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    POWELL BEAT GAY? PROBELY NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!! I DON’T THINK GAY BEATING POWELL OR VISE VERSA MEANS ANYTHING, THESE GUYS WANT TO BE NUMBER 1 NOT NUMBER 2!

  6. boidair

    September 1, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    smart move by bolt. he looked vulnerable in zurich, so i guess he opted out to protect his streak for the year.

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