American Tyson Gay stormed to the forefront of world sprinting by winning three gold medals in the World Championships in Osaka.  Gay, aged 25, had never previously won a medal at a global event.  He took the 100 metres, the 200 metres and was a member of the winning  4 x 100 metres US relay team to emulate the performance of his hero Maurice Greene in 1999.  In the 200 metres Gay clocked 19.76 seconds to break Laureus World Sports Academy member Michael Johnson's record at the event. 

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