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9 June 2011

U.S. sprint star, American record-holder and OMEGA Ambassador Tyson Gay visited the OMEGA Flagship Boutique on Fifth Avenue in New York City for a special event.

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He visited the OMEGA Flagship Boutique in advance of his competition at the 2011 adidas Grand Prix, the sixth stop on the 2011 IAAF Samsung Diamond League.

Gay helped OMEGA celebrate its role as the Official Timekeeper of the 2011 IAAF Samsung Diamond League and made a special presentation on Wednesday, donating his personal OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra to the “Ambassador Collection Series” of autographed watches, joining fellow OMEGA Ambassadors Michael Phelps, Nicole Kidman, Sergio Garcia and Buzz Aldrin as part of display at the Flagship Boutique.

 

“I’m excited to be here in New York City today to donate my personal OMEGA watch to the Fifth Avenue Flagship Boutique,” said Gay.  “Having my watch alongside those of Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, golfer Sergio Garcia and legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin is quite an honor.”

 

OMEGA has a rich history in athletics – a sport in which first and second place is only separated by split seconds at the finish line – and is serving as the Official Timekeeper of the IAAF Samsung Diamond League for the second straight year.

 

At the 2011 adidas Grand Prix, OMEGA Timing has installed an arsenal of advanced sports timekeeping and data handling equipment at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island to time the fastest men and women in the world as they compete in New York City. 

 

In addition to its timekeeping and data handling responsibilities at some of the world’s highest-profile sporting events, including the Olympic Games, serving as Official Timekeeper at 24 Games since 1932, OMEGA has been responsible for the development of key technologies in sports timing, including the cutting-edge timekeeping technologies for Track & Field.

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