COLORADO SPRINGS: Tyson Gay, the second-fastest 100m sprinter in history, is likely to miss much more than August’s world championships after the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) confirmed his positive doping test.
Gay had already revealed that his ‘A’ sample had been positive from a May 16 out-of-competition test and USADA confirmed to AFP that the ‘B’ sample was also positive, as was another ‘A’ sample collected from Gay.
“We can confirm that the B sample analysis of a sample collected from Mr Gay has been completed, and that the B sample analysis has confirmed the A sample findings,” said USADA chief executive officer Travis Tygart in a statement.
“An additional sample collected from Gay has also returned an adverse A sample finding. The results of these tests were expected given his acceptance of the substances found in his body.”
Gay withdrew from next month’s World Championships in Moscow when he revealed the ‘A’ positive finding.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th, 2013.
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