Gabby Thomas is headed to Tokyo. At U.S. Olympic Trials on Saturday night, she won the women's 200m in 21.61 seconds ( video embedded above ). The result makes Thomas, 24, the second-fastest woman of all time (behind only Florence Griffith-Joyner ). Thomas also set personal bests in all three rounds of the women's 200m at U.S. Olympic Trials. After her win, Thomas reflected on her journey, sharing her first memory of seeing a track race on TV. "I remember sitting in my granny's house, and my mom told me to turn on Olympic Trials because she saw someone who reminded her of me." That someone? Allyson Felix . "Her humility and grace, and how good she is at what she does… To be on the team with her, it makes me want to cry," Thomas said of Felix. Thomas also used her post-race moment in the spotlight to send a message to the next generation. "I remember when I was a little girl watching [Olympic Trials], it just felt so far out for me," she said. "Do what you want. Dream big and take what is yours… If I can do it, you can do it." ALSO FROM ON… Read full this story
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