Tyson Gay is my new hero.
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In these days of "me, me, me," narcissism, and arrogance, Tyson Gay is a breath of fresh air.
Did anyone see the heats for the 100 yard dash last night? Anyone?
There's no doubt that watching Usain Bolt is absolute poetry in motion. There were many talented runners on the field last night. Nevertheless, there was Gay losing his chance to final, which he could have blamed on his July 5th hamstring injury.
It would have been easy to give the injury credit for the loss.
But when the NBC commentator asked him if the injury had affected his performance, Gay's basic response (I wish I had the exact words, but I couldn't find them) was:
"No excuses. I just couldn't get it together today. It just wasn't my day."
Amazing talent, brains and looks, and the man is a TRUE sportsmen. And humble.
Apparently, the New York Times agrees.
We need more role models like Mr. Gay.