KINGSTON, Jamaica – American sprinter Tyson Gay is the latest superstar confirmed for the Jamaica International Invitational – IAAF World Challenge meet in Kingston, on 7 May, the Jamaica Observer is reporting.
Gay, according to the newspaper, has been added to the men’s 100m field where he will join fellow countrymen Michael Rodgers and Ryan Bailey, who were already confirmed to contest the event.
The 33-year-old is the joint-second fastest man over the 100m on the world all-time list with his personal best of 9.69 seconds.
He is listed alongside Jamaica’s Yohan Blake with the same PB and the pair sit behind world record holder Usain Bolt.
Gay is hoping for a better Olympic year this summer in Rio after all his performances were swiped out by the world governing body after he failed a drug test in the build up towards the London Games in 2012.
Also confirmed for the 2016 Jamaica International Invitational at the National Stadium in Kingston, are Jamaica’s reigning Olympic and World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, her training mate and IAAF World Championships 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson, as well as former world 100m champion Asafa Powell of Jamaica and Canadian world championships 100m bronze medallist Andre De Grasse.
IAAF 2015 World Championships 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson of Jamaica and the woman who anchored the Jamaican 4x400m relay team to gold at the same championships in Beijing, last year, Novlene Williams-Mills will also be in action at the meeting.