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  • Originally posted by Paced View Post

    Considering she's running the 200m, that would be a huge surprise!
    she will definitely run 11.3 +

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    • Full Speed Ahead: Every Obstacle Sprinter Gabby Thomas Has Overcome to Get to Her First Olympics (yahoo.com)

      Second place isn't where Gabby Thomas wants to finish. But it isn't the worst place to start.

      The American sprinter is charging into the Tokyo Olympics as the second-fastest woman ever in the 200-meters, having left her competition in the dust at trials last month with the winning time of 21.61 seconds. That puts her behind only the late track and field legend Florence Griffith Joyner, who still holds the top two times in the 200m, including the world record of 21.34 seconds set at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.

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      • She'll go 21.56, but she is going to have to be extremely fast around that turn (<11.10, which Möller achieved in 1987 -- 11.09+10.65 -- on her way to 21.74), and carry it all the way if she wants 21.34. I clocked Gabby's final 100 in 10.4.

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        • She'll be slower in Tokyo than at trials.

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          • Originally posted by rhizobium View Post
            She'll be slower in Tokyo than at trials.
            +1. Hope it's not a lot slower, though.

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            • Originally posted by rhizobium View Post
              She'll be slower in Tokyo than at trials.
              I will be surprised if we see many SB or PRs in Toyko given how good the conditions were seen and how fast the track is.

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