Sport: Track & Field
Hometown: Northampton, Massachusetts
Currently Resides: Austin, Texas
Birthdate: December 7, 1996
Social Media: Twitter: @ItsGabrielleT; Instagram: @GabbyThomas
Toyota Vehicle: Toyota Tacoma
Olympic History: 2020
- 2023 U.S. Track and Field Championships, gold and world lead/meet record (200m)
- Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games, silver (4×100-meter relay), bronze (200-meter)
- New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, 2022, 1st (300m)
- World Relays World Champion, 2019 – gold (4x200m relay)
- NCAA Indoor Championship, 2018 – gold (200m)
- Ivy League’s Most Outstanding Performer in 2017 and 2018
About Gabby Thomas
Thomas was inspired to run after watching decorated Olympian Allyson Felix race while at her grandmother’s house. She joined the track and field team in high school and went on to compete at Harvard University. A 2019 graduate of Harvard University, Thomas medaled multiple times in the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships, including winning gold and breaking the collegiate record in the 200m in 2018, and claimed 22 conference titles in six different events. Thomas is a two-time Olympic medalist, earning silver in the 4x100m relay and an individual bronze medal in the 200m event. The 26-year-old Northampton, Massachusetts, native qualified for the USA Track & Field team in the 200m by clocking a trials record time of 21.61, which was the second fastest time in history and broke the Olympic Trials record. Thomas was a part of the 4x200m U.S. relay team that took home gold in the 2019 world relays. She also won the 300m event at the 2022 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix as a three-time defending champion.
Thomas’ work ethic through her college career has showcased her sheer determination as she graduated with a neurobiology degree and a secondary degree in global health and health policy. She most recently completed her master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Texas at Austin. Thomas has been focused on giving back in her life with lofty goals of transforming the healthcare industry with countless community efforts focused on resources available for all those in need when it comes to mental health issues. With her hundreds of thousands of social media followers, Thomas continues to inspire others with her posts and sharing of her work on-and-off the track.
Thomas is the daughter of Jennifer Randall and Desmond Thomas. She enjoys spending time with her pug, Rico.
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