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No London pay day for Tyson Gay

America's 100 metres world champion Tyson Gay Tyson Gay (born August 9, 1982) is an American sprinter who won gold medals at the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4 x 100 meters events at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics in Osaka, Japan.  pulled out of Friday's head to head with former world record holder Asafa Powell Asafa Powell (born 23 November 1982) is a Jamaican sprinter who currently holds the 100 m world record with a time of 9.74 seconds.[1] Career
Asafa Powell planned to be an engineer before he took up running whilst studying in Kingston, Jamaica.
 on Wednesday because he is still concerned by the left hamstring he injured in·jure  
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.

2. To cause damage to; impair.

3.
 at the Olympic trials.

The 25-year-old - who strained the hamstring in the 200m earlier this month when he fell 12 steps into a quarter-final heat - said he had not wanted to disappoint the English athletics fans but his prime objective was to be fit for the Olympics next month in Beijing.

"I don't want to risk doing anything to set things back," Gay was quoted as saying on the BBC BBC
 in full British Broadcasting Corp.

Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927.
.

"I apologise to the London fans."

Gay has moved to Germany to undergo treatment but whilst he is not ready for a return to action on Friday it is reported that the injury is healing well.

Although Gay will be missing, aside from Powell another Jamaican and present 100m world record holder Usain Bolt Usain Bolt (born 21 August1986) is a Jamaican sprinter and current world junior and Jamaican record holder over 200 m. Early life
Bolt was born Trelawny, Jamaica) and educated at William Knibb High School.
 will be competing - but in his preferred event, the 200m.
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