American 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay has admitted to testing positive during an out-of-competition test in May. Gay did not reveal what substance he had tested positive for, but he did admit he was notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Friday. As a result, Gay has pulled out of the world championships that will be held next month in Moscow.
The positive test came from Gay’s “A” sample. He stated that his “B” sample will be tested soon.
“I don’t have a sabotage story,” Gay said, via the Associated Press. “I basically put my trust in someone and was let down.”
Gay won the won the 100 and 200 at nationals last month, but he will not get a chance to see how he stacks up at worlds while he deals with the latest setback.
The champion sprinter had been dealing with a number of nagging hamstring and groin injuries before last month’s nationals, so it is very possible that he had someone helping him get back to 100 percent and that resulted in a substance he may have been unaware of being put in to his body.