Tyson Gay: Aiming for gold

Published 8:03 AM ET, Thu February 16, 2012
1 of 6
Former world champion sprinter Tyson Gay is seeking to put past disappointment behind him at London 2012. Getty Images
The American beat triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt in the 100 meters final at a Diamond League meeting held in Stockholm, Sweden in 2010. Getty Images
Bolt left Gay trailing in second place at the 2009 World Athletics Championships in Berlin when the Jamaican set a new world record of 9.58 seconds for the 100m. Getty Images
Gay broke Maurice Greene's U.S. record for the 100m during the American trials for the 2008 Olympics, but a hamstring injury picked up later during the trials in the 200m dented his prospects in Beijing -- where he failed to reach the final of the shorter event. Getty Images
Gay on the podium collecting the gold medal for winning the 100m at the 2007 World Athletics Championships in Osaka, Japan. He also won the 200m from Bolt and picked up another title in the 4x100m relay. Getty Images
Gay with compatriot Justin Gatlin at the 2005 World Athletics Championships in Helsinki. Gatlin won the 100/200m double, but the 2004 Olympic champion is now on the comeback trail after serving a four-year ban for a positive drug test. Getty Images