May 3, 2014, 8:41 AM EDT
A member of the U.S. 4x100m relay team that won silver at the London Olympics said he would return his medal “if it comes to that point,” hours after it was announced Tyson Gay returned his silver medal due to doping.
“If it comes to that point to give that medal up, I can’t speak for the rest of the guys, but I would give mine up,” Trell Kimmons said Friday, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Kimmons ran the leadoff leg on the U.S. team that set an American record of 37.04 seconds in finishing second to Jamaica in London. Kimmons told the newspaper he hasn’t spoken to his friend Gay since the 2013 U.S. Championships in June, where Gay failed one of his three drug tests last year.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Gay first used a product with a prohibited substance on July 15, 2012, almost three weeks before his first race at the 2012 Olympics.
USADA banned Gay for a year, backdated to June 2013, and disqualified all of his results since July 15, 2012. Gay returned his silver medal to the U.S. Olympic Committee.
The IAAF, track and field’s international governing body, said Kimmons and the entire U.S. team loses their silver medals, according to its rulebook.
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