Tyson Gay of United States gestures after winning the men's 100 meters during the IAAF Golden Gala in Rome's Olympic stadium, Friday, July 10, 2009.[Xinhua/Reuters Photo]
Tyson Gay of the United States clocked season's best of 9.77 seconds for the title of men's 100 meters at the Golden Gala athletics meet on Friday.
Gay had to equal his personal best to beat off Olympic champion Bolt's Jamaican compatriot and former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, who ran 9.88 for the silver medal.
Another Jamaican, Yohan Blake, came third with a time of 9.96 in the second attempt at the race after Daniel Bailey of Antigua false started.
(Xinhua News Agency July 12, 2009)