News of the fatal shooting of Tyson Gay’s daughter – 15-year-old Trinity – outside a Louisville restaurant spread through the sports world on Sunday, with the track and field community taking to social media to express their own heartfelt grief for the American 100-meter record holder’s tragic loss.
USA Track and Field tweeted its “thoughts and prayers” to Gay and his family.
Sending our thoughts & prayers to @TysonLGay & his loved ones as they mourn the tragic & senseless loss of his daughter, Trinity.
— USATF (@usatf) October 16, 2016
Some American sprinters, including Natasha Hastings and Arman Hall of the United States’ gold medal-winning 4×400 relay teams at the Rio Olympics, also took to Twitter to show they were thinking of their teammate.
My heart is so heavy for my teammate and friend, @TysonLGay, today. Praying for him and his family in these tough times. ❤️
— Natasha Hastings (@natashahastings) October 16, 2016
I will keep the Tyson Gay's family in my prayers. I know how it feels losing someone you love and her being so young.
— Arman Hall (@Arman_Hall) October 16, 2016
Prayers up for Tyson ????????
— IamTrayvonBromell (@TrayvonBromell) October 16, 2016
On Facebook, Team Jamaica expressed its “deepest condolences” to Gay and his family.