Tyson Gay in the field for USA bobsled push cham­pi­onships

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay is en­tered in this week’s USA Bobsled Na­tional Push Cham­pi­onships, mak­ing him the lat­est track star to give sled­ding a try.

The push cham­pi­onships start Wed­nes­day in Cal­gary, Al­berta and are the first step to­ward a po­ten­tial spot on this season’s na­tional team.

Gay has com­peted in each of the last three Summer Olympics. He was part of a team that won a sil­ver medal in the 4x100-me­ter re­lay at the Lon­don Games in 2012, though that medal was ul­ti­mately stripped after Gay tested pos­i­tive for steroids at the U.S. cham­pi­onships in 2013 and served a one-year sus­pen­sion. He also had all re­sults an­nulled go­ing back to July 15, 2012, a pe­riod that in­cluded that year’s Olympic com­pe­ti­tion.

One of the run­ners that lost his Lon­don sil­ver medal be­cause of Gay’s pos­i­tive test was Ryan Bai­ley, an­other bobsled rookie who is sched­uled to com­pete in the push cham­pi­onships.

“I’m still not over it,” Bai­ley said last month, re­fer­ring to hav­ing his medal taken away. — The As­so­ci­a­terd Press

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