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article imageTyson Gay records first ever win over Usain Bolt in Stockholm Special

By Samuel Okocha     Aug 7, 2010 in Sports
American Tyson Gay clocked 9.84 seconds to record his first ever victory over Jamaican and World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt at the Diamond League meeting in the Swedish capital Stockholm.
It was the second professional 100m defeat of Usain Bolt who had earlier lost to Jamaican compatriot Asafa Powell at the same Stockholm track in 2008.
After the Powel defeat, Bolt however went on to record 14 successive wins, including the last time he clashed with Gay at the Berlin World Championships last year.
Though the Jamaican struggled this season with an Achilles tendon injury, few reportedly expected the 27-year-old from Kentucky would cruise through in Sweden's 1912 Olympic stadium in the race that had Asafa Powell missing.
"He had to lose eventually, not bad nearly going two years without losing,'' said "Sparky" Mark Pendergast, sports caster and journalist with UAE based Radio 2.
Mark said the 23-year-old Jamaican was apparently too confident without caring much about his injury. In his words: "Think Usain Bolt probably too cocky and started to believe he was invincible even when injured."
The sports presenter who hosts Totally Football on Radio 2 in UAE's Abu Dhabi said "it's going to take him a while to get back from his injury one hundred percent,'' and added "maybe should have come back in a few lesser races if he wanted to keep his record."
Sparky Mark praised the strength of the Jamaican and expressed confidence in the come back ability of the record making sprint champion saying "guarantee he will be back."
''Read the other day that they weren’t expecting his times for the 100 metres to be reached for another 30 years; that’s how quick he is almost a freak of nature," he added.
Powell, Gay and Bolt are reportedly scheduled to face each other at the final Diamond League meeting of the year in Brussels, Belgium on August 27.
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