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Track and field community mourns the death of Tyson Gay's daughter

Tyson Gay (AP Photo)


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.

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.

On Facebook, Team Jamaica expressed its “deepest condolences” to Gay and his family.