Tyson Gay, the second fastest man in history, had just one word to describe Adam Gemili's world junior title-winning 100 metres run in Barcelona on Wednesday: phenomenal. The American was blown away by the 18-year-old Briton who, at his first major global competition, broke the championship record and Dwain Chambers' 1997 British junior record to win in a new personal best of 10.05sec.
"Phenomenal. It was phenomenal," said the 29-year-old, whose 9.69sec time is the joint second fastest of all time. "At 18, that's quite impressive. I think he's going to be around for a while, I think he's going to be one of the greatest sprinters of all-time, man, watching that race. He done it at the big show and that's where it counts."