Injured Tyson Gay Pulls out of London GP

July 23, 2008 1:45:14 PM PDT
Sprinter Tyson Gay withdrew from Friday's London Grand Prix while he continues to recover from the hamstring injury he sustained at the U.S. Olympic trials. Gay said on Wednesday he wasn't taking any risks ahead of the Beijing Games. The first round of the 100 meters is three weeks away.

Gay had already qualified for the 100 at last month's U.S. trials when he injured his left hamstring in the 200.

Doctors said on Wednesday it was healing well.

At the London GP, Gay was due to race against Jamaica's former world record-holder Asafa Powell in the 100.