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Bolt may be 100 favorite, but Gay in better position to win

Updated: August 11, 2008, 10:17 AM ET
By Luke Cyphers | ESPN The Magazine

BEIJING -- He's coming off an injury that had him wondering whether he'd even be here. He hasn't raced in almost six weeks. His competitors hold the two fastest legal times in the history of the 100-meter dash.

The Olympics set up perfectly for Tyson Gay.

The 2007 world champion made an appearance at the Olympic press center Monday, ramping up the anticipation for the 100 showdown this weekend with Jamaica's Asafa Powell and Usain Bolt.

Gay proclaimed himself ...

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