Track star Gabby Thomas ladies and gentlemen has qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. At the track and field trials Saturday night, Thomas finished the 200m in 21.61 seconds. Gabby, who was a neurobiology major at Harvard is currently working on a master’s degree in epidemiology/health care management at Texas.
It doesn’t take an Ivy League education to recognize that her time is indeed fast. Her time made her the second-fastest woman ever in the event, trailing only two times posted by the late Florence Griffith Joyner.
All of which is coming as a blur to Thomas.
“I blacked out during that race,” the 24-year-old said with a laugh. “I know beforehand I wanted to focus on accelerating through the first 100 and keep the momentum — come off the turn feeling really good.”
When speaking about her getting her educational route she mentioned “Now I’m just going to have to map out a different trajectory for my life,” she said. “My dream was to make the Olympic team, not to even win the Olymptrials — not even to break the meet record. Now that I’ve accomplished those as well, I’m just going to set higher goals and I’m excited about that.”
We’ll be rooting for you Ms. Gabby Thomas!