In the 200-meter race at the US Championships, Gabby Thomas ran the fastest time of the year.
At the US Championships in Oregon, Gabby Thomas won the women’s 200m in the sixth-fastest time in history.
The 26-year-old edged Sha’Carri Richardson to the top spot with a timing of 21.60 seconds, the fastest of the year.
After winning the 100-meter gold on Friday, Richardson, 23, was barred by the victory from completing a sprint double.
“This year, I was really prepared. I was famished. I guess no one wanted it as much as I did, Thomas added.
Before Shericka Jackson, the 200-meter world champion, ran 21.71 at the Jamaican championships, Thomas achieved the fastest time of the year, clocking in at 21.86 in the semifinals.
However, Thomas came back in the championship match, earning her a spot in the World Championships in Budapest, where she will continue to compete against Jackson and Richardson.
We have to anticipate that our rivals will simply bring it every time we step onto the track, added Thomas.
“Every time we do step onto the track, it’s just going to be a really fast time because it has to be – or else you’re not going to survive this event.”