Triple Gold Medalist at the Osaka championships this year, Tyson Gay has been elected the 2007 Athlete of the Year by the IAAF.

“I had been so scared. Scared of losing. I had ran very well at the US championships, but this was another dimension. I did not want to disappoint. I had watched Powell progress through the qualifying rounds and it was obvious he was in great shape. I’ll never live through such an intense moment again!”
Regarding his next meetings with Powell, he says. ”I think we can expect to see some fabulous races. I am sure that we shall come face to face on the track before the Games, and I sincerely believe that Asafa will be ready and psyched up, and that I too am capable of running 9.7. Both of us will be under huge pressure in Beijing: he is the World record holder, and needs the Olympic title, whereas I beat him in Osaka and am just as desperate for that Olympic gold medal…”

(Source: IAAF)