Allyson Felix cannot qualify for 200 meters in the US Olympic Trials
Gabeat Thomas ran the world’s leading 21.94 seconds in the women’s 200m semifinal on Friday — and her momentum was carried over to Saturday.
Thomas surpassed his previous career as he crossed the finish line at 21.61 to win the women’s 200 meters in the United States Olympic Trials. Her time has become the second fastest and most illustrious companion in a woman’s 200-meter history. Only Florence Griffith Joyner’s world record of 21.34 seconds since 1988 is fast.
“I’ve worked very hard,” said Thomas. “I moved to Austin, Texas to train for this. I still can’t believe it. I’m very happy. I’m working very hard. I’m really grateful. I will. “
Jenna Prandini ran his personal best of 21.89 and finished in 2nd place, while Anavia Battle crossed the line at 21.95 and finished in 3rd place.
After graduating from Harvard University, Thomas speeded up the qualifying round, set the fastest time ever, and then jumped into a serious gold medal candidate in Tokyo.
“Since I came here, my expectations for myself have increased further,” said Thomas. “Now, when I step into the course, I expect to run Sub22. That’s what I love for myself and I’m really excited.”
Thomas has good reason to get excited after his performance at Eugene. She ran less than 22 seconds in the 200m opening round, semifinals and finals.
However, until the trial, Thomas had a disastrous experience.
After winning the 200 meters in the Golden Game on May 9, Thomas underwent an MRI to diagnose what looked like a persistent hamstring injury. MRI results revealed a tumor in her liver.
“The more opportunities we have to talk to people, the more the word” cancer “has been used on social media,” Thomas said on June 7. I was scared. “
Thankfully, however, Thomas received news from a doctor that the tumor was benign and did not require surgery.
Before the trial on social media, Thomas said, “I’m very excited to compete. It feels much lighter when this weight is off my shoulders! One of the greatest gifts of my life is our health. “.
“I remember telling God,’If I’m healthy, I’ll go out and win the trial,’” she said.
Thomas emphasized. Now she’s out in Tokyo, healthy and running better than ever.
Allyson Felix runs short at 200 meters
Allyson Felix created the US Olympic team in the women’s 400 meters, but if she wins the Olympic gold medal, she won’t compete.
Felix did not qualify at 200 meters after finishing fifth in the trial. She ran the season’s best 22.11., But the top three finishers made it to Tokyo.
Entering the final on Saturday, Felix set the third fastest time at the event.
Felix won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics at 200 meters after finishing second in 2004 and 2008.
35-year-old Felix is one of the most decorated Olympic athletes in history. She is the only female track and field athlete to win six Olympic gold medals. Veteran Sprinter’s nine overall Olympic medals have been tied to the oldest runner, Merlene Ottey, by a female Olympic athlete in athletics history.
Saturday’s 200-meter event was Felix in the last Olympic trial.
“I feel that all the emotions are mixed. I’m really excited to go to Tokyo. It’s been my life for a long time, so there’s a sad part,” Felix said. “This is my last episode. I’m sad about it, but I’m also excited about what’s to come.”