Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14

THESSALONIKI, GREECE - SEPTEMBER 12: Tyson Gay of USA (C) beats Asafa Powell (r) of Jamiaca to win the Men's 100 metres during day one of the IAAF World Athletics Final at the Kaftanzoglio stadium on September 12, 2009 in Thessaloniki, Greece. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
After Tyson Gay finished his sixth and final 100-meter sprint on a warm and humid day, he walked to a nearby shaded bench and crashed. He sat down for a few seconds, and then stretched out along the metal bleacher. It was painful progress. The former world champion is getting closer to a full recovery from a hip injury that cost him part of last year. He held an open workout Friday at the National Training Center, showing he's healthy and ready to defend his 100-meter title at the U.S. Olympic trials in June. ''The trials are tough,'' Gay said. ''I know all these guys are going to be gunning for me, gunning for that spot, gunning for glory. I want to defend my championship and get to London.'' Making the U.S. Olympic team is only one of his goals. For everything Gay has accomplished - he dominated the world championships in 2007 and posted the second-fastest time ever in the 100 meters in 2009 - he doesn't have an Olympic medal. He was expected to challenge Jamaican star Usain ...
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