#Gabby Thomas

Daily Hampshire Gazette

Olympics: Gabby Thomas qualifies for 200m final with 3rd-fastest time

Reaching the Olympic women’s 200-meter dash final briefly escaped Gabby Thomas’ control Monday. The top two runners in each of the three semifinals qualified for Tuesday morning’s final automatically, leaving two open lanes for the next two quickest runners. Thomas, a Florence native, finished third in the second semifinal in 22.01 seconds, faster than anyone in the first semifinal. As long as no more than two ran faster than her in the third semifinal, she would qualify for the final.

6 Things to Know About Sprinter Gabby Thomas, Who Could Win Gold in Tokyo

When she isn't studying or hanging out in sunny Austin, TX, sprinter Gabby Thomas is casually making history. At the US Olympic Trials, Thomas clocked the third-fastest 200-meter sprint of all time, behind only the legendary Florence Griffith-Joyner, who notched the first and second best times in 1988. This makes Thomas the second-fastest woman in the history of her sport.

Tokyo Olympics: Gabby Thomas of Florence advances to 200 meter final, will race for a medal

Gabby Thomas had to watch the third heat of the women’s 200 meters a little anxiously Monday before clinching her spot in Tuesday morning’s final. The top two finishers in each of the three semifinals qualify for six of the eight spots in the final. The other two spots go to the best remaining finishers in terms of time in any of the three heats. Thomas, a Florence native and Harvard alum finished third in the second semifinal. She had to hope the third semi wasn’t extraordinarily fast with four runners going faster than her 22.01.
Dallas News

Texas epidemiology student Gabby Thomas is ‘150,000%’ focused on Olympic medal in 200 meters

TOKYO — Gabby Thomas crouched over for a few minutes, never breaking her stare at the Olympic Stadium video board that listed her name third. The time she had just recorded in the women’s 200 meters semifinal — 22.01 seconds — was below her historic 21.61 seconds at the U.S. Olympic trials and, most importantly in this moment, also outside a guaranteed bid to the final as a top-two finisher in each heat.
Daily Hampshire Gazette

Olympics: Gabby Thomas perfect for 200

Two hundred meters is twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty. That’s the distance that separates Florence’s Gabby Thomas from an Olympic medal in Tokyo. She has the fastest time in the world this year — 21.61 seconds at the U.S. Olympic Trials. That mark is the second quickest ever behind Florence Griffith Joyner in 1988.
Washington Post

The world is about to meet sprinter Gabby Thomas. She’s ready to change it.

Gabby Thomas always has wanted more. Achievements other people dream about, she collects. Thomas may win a gold medal on the track at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and in her vision, that personal triumph would furnish only a portion of the grand gifts she wants to share. Thomas is one of the fastest women in the world. She also intends to change it. Her biography could be abridged to one word: “And.”
WXIA 11 Alive

Georgia women compete in 200m qualifiers at Olympics

TOKYO, Japan — The women's 200m heats start at 9:30 ET on Sunday, August 1, on USA Network and two women with Georgia connections are hoping to qualify. Short-distance runner and Rio Olympics gold medalist Shaunae Miller-Uibo is a University of Georgia graduate. Representing the Bahamas, Miller-Uibo is competing in the women's 200-meter and 400-meter events at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Daily Hampshire Gazette

Olympics: How to watch Gabby Thomas, Michael Hixon & other Valley athletes in Tokyo

The world’s eyes will be on Pioneer Valley athletes at the Olympics in Tokyo. Here’s what to watch for and how to watch them:. The Florence native and Williston Northampton product posted the fastest women’s 200-meter dash time in the world this year at the Olympic Trials. In fact, her 21.61-second sprint is the second-quickest in history behind Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 1988 gold-medal run in Seoul.
Daily Hampshire Gazette

Olympics: Parents of Gabby Thomas, Michael Hixon will watch from afar

Mandy Hixon smacked her husband Dave Hixon in the arm. “He’s diving, he’s up,” she said, referring to their son Michael Hixon, who was competing internationally for the first time at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. They couldn’t travel to Singapore to watch in person and were taking a mini vacation on Cape Cod.
Washington Post

Simone Biles set to return; no gold for U.S. women’s soccer; track and field races on

Shin Jea-hwan of South Korea wins the men’s vault title 7:11 a.m. Tamyra Mensah-Stock wins semifinal wrestling match. Chinese gymnasts Liu Yang, You Hao finish 1-2 in rings final. 5:07 a.m. USOPC backs Raven Saunders following apparent medal stand demonstration. 4:25 a.m. Monday’s sailing schedule postponed because of light winds.

Sprinter Gabby Thomas Is Going For Gold In Tokyo. She's Also An Epidemiologist Working To Fix The Health Care System.

Her times on the track are drawing FloJo comparisons. Her studies and work off the field are also just as impressive. When Gabby Thomas ran the 200 meters in 21.61 seconds at the U.S. Olympic trials in June, it was the third fastest time ever. The only other person who held faster times was the late Florence Griffith-Joyner. To join the ranks of the greats, in just trials, is an amazing feat for anyone and a good sign for the upcoming Summer Games. It’s especially substantial when you consider that Thomas says running professionally wasn’t the plan she had in place for herself. She instead prioritized her education, attending Harvard, rather than going to a top-tier track and field school to propel herself in the sport.
Daily Hampshire Gazette

Gabby Thomas named to Olympics 4x100 relay team

Florence’s Gabby Thomas now has a chance at two Olympic medals. After qualifying to run the 200-meter dash individually, the Harvard graduate was named to the USA’s 4x100-meter team Tuesday according to a release by USA Track and Field. She was listed along with 100m qualifiers Javianne Oliver, Teahna Daniels...