Tyson Gay in the field for USA bobsled push championships
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