By Vijay, TrackAlerts.com writer
American sprinter Justin Gatlin said he is preparing like Mike Tyson to deliver a knockout to his opposition
Gatlin won Saturday’s (14 May) Diamond League meeting in Shanghai, China in 9.94secs.
“I came out here to execute and I know being an Olympic year, it is a long season,” said Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic Games 100m champion.
“My coach and I have a plan. He is training me like Mike Tyson to knock out the opposition and keep swinging,” he told journalists after beating Femi Ogunode of Qatar 10.07 and Mike Rodgers of USA 10.10.
Kim Collins of St. Kitts and Nevis finished 4th in 10.17, Jamaican Julian Forte, 6th in 10.23 and Ramon Gittens of Barbados, 7th in 10.24.
The American is coming back from an ankle injury in the off-season.
“The ankle injury over the winter made it a difficult preparation, but Diamond league races are important to win,” added the 2005 World 100m champion.