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Gabby Thomas, Olympic 200-meter favorite, is firmly in the spotlight — and ready for it

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After the women’s 200-meter final, McKenzie Long shared that Gabby Thomas had a dream about her becoming an Olympian. Thomas kept this to herself until after the race to avoid jinxing it. Long expressed her admiration for Thomas and her desire to be like her. Thomas, embracing her elevated status and the pressures that come with it, won the 200-meter final in 21.81 seconds, solidifying her position as America’s premier figure in the event. Thomas now aims for gold at the Paris Olympics to further cement her status.