ZAGREB (AFP) American star sprinter Tyson Gay put Jamaican rival Nesta Carter in his place on Wednesday when he easily beat him in the 100 metres race at the Zagreb Grand Prix meeting. The 28-year-old American got a poor start but still timed a meet record 9.92 seconds while Carter - who on Sunday had equalled Gays fastest time of the year of 9.78sec - was second well back in 10.07sec. American Michael Rodgers was third in 10.14 sec. I made a lot of mistakes at the beginning of the race, Gay told Croatian national television. It was very cold but the cold weather did not affect my result. I thank Nesta for inspiring me for the victory. Im in good shape, relaxed and enjoying running, he added.