Tyson Gay looking to extend Olympic legacy – with the USA bobsled team

Sprinter Tyson Gay is entering the US Bobsled National Push Championships with an eye to getting a place on the national team at trials next month.
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Former world 100 metres champion Tyson Gay has traded the track for ice this week after he entered to compete in the US Bobsled National Push Championships in Calgary.

The 34-year-old will make his initial bid for a national team spot despite only pushing a sled for a “handful of days”, according to the US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation.

Gay was suspended from athletics for a year after testing positive for a banned substance in 2013, and was stripped of his 4x100m relay silver medal from the London Olympics.

The 2007 triple world champion was part of the 4x100m relay team that was disqualified in the final at this year’s Rio Games.

Fellow sprinter Ryan Bailey, who was part of the London relay team, is also amongst the entrants in the September 21-24 event, which is mandatory for anyone wanting to try and make the national team at next month’s trials in Lake Placid.


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Published: September 21, 2016 04:00 AM