Tyson Gay Bio, Net Worth, Height, Facts

Tyson Gay
  • Name: Tyson Gay
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
  • Occupation: Sprinter
  • Net Worth: US $12 Million
  • Status: Alive

Tyson Gay is an American sprinter and Olympic athlete. He specializes in the 100 and 200 meter dash. He holds the American record for the 100 meter with a time of 9.69 seconds. Gay was born on August 9, 1982 in Lexington, Kentucky. His parents are Daisy Gay and Greg Mitchell. He has an older sister, Tiffany, and two half-siblings Haleigh and Seth. Gay attended Lafayette High School followed by the University of Arkansas. He studied sociology and marketing.

Gay began his track and field career at Lafayette High under coach Ken Northington. He won the 100 meter State Championships three times which included a record of 10.46 seconds in 2001. Gay continued his sprint career at the University of Arkansas. He rose to prominence when he became the first Arkansas athlete to win the 100 meter at the NCAA championships. Gay turned pro in 2005. He won gold in the 200 meter at the 2005 and 2006 World Athletics Final. He won 2x gold medals at the 2006 World Cup in Athens, and 3x gold medals at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka.

Gay made his Olympic debut at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, China. He suffered a left hamstring which prevented any chance of him earning a medal. At the 2012 London Olympics, Gay placed 4th in the 100 meter behind Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, and Justin Gatlin. His 4×100 relay team was disqualified that year. The relay team suffered the same faith at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Gay tested positive for banned substance by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in 2013. He picked up a 1-year ban and his Olympic silver medal was stripped as a result.

Tyson Gay is 5ft 10in tall and has a net worth of $12 million. He’s held endorsement deals with companies like Adidas and EA Sports. Gay had a daughter named Trinity with ex-girlfriend Shoshana Boyd. Trinity was fatally shot on October 16, 2016 during a shoot out in Kentucky. She was pronounced dead at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She was 15.

Tyson Gay Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Tyson Gay Age, Birthday, Married

  • Birth Name: Tyson Gay
  • Birthday: August 9, 1982
  • How Old : Age: 34 years old
  • Place of Birth: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
  • Occupation: Professional Sprinter
  • Years Active: 2005-present
  • Net Worth : Salary: US $12 Million
  • Marriage(s):
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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