11 Jul 2009

Gay too quick for Jamaicans

12:14 pm on 11 July 2009

The American Tyson Gay has won the 100 metres at the Golden League meeting in Rome.

Gay beat the Jamaican Asafa Powell in a time of 9.77 seconds.

Powell ran 9.88 while another Jamaican, Yohan Blake, came third with a time of 9.96.

Gay's sent a message to Olympic champion Usain Bolt that he won't surrender his world sprint titles without a fight next month.

Bolt is favourite to steal Gay's 100- and 200-metre crowns at the world championships in Berlin after winning the Olympic titles in both events in Beijing last year with world record times of 9.69 and 19.30 respectively.