'I want the Olympic 200m gold' - American sprint star reveals Paris ambitions ahead of US trials

'I want the Olympic 200m gold' - American sprint star reveals Paris ambitions ahead of US trials

Funmilayo Fameso 08:32 - 11.06.2024

An American speedster has revealed her ambition of upsetting her Jamaican rivals to the Olympic 200m gold medal in Paris.

American sprint star Gabby Thomas has revealed her Paris Olympic ambitions ahead of the upcoming US trials and has said the events she'll compete in are still open for discussion.

The world silver medallist was in action at the NYC Grand Prix, where she finished a disappointing fifth in the 100m event but bounced back to win the 200m convincingly in 22.42s (-3.1).

Gabby Thomas won the 200m event at the NYC Grand Prix // @itsgabbyt

In a post-race interview after her double performance, Thomas declared the focus is now on the US Olympic trials and isn't sure yet what events she'll be competing in.

"I don't know what events I'm looking at for the Olympics because of the schedule. I think everybody is kind of looking at the schedule and seeing what doubles are possible," she said.

Thomas who won a 200m bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has declared she wants the gold medal in Paris, which will mean upsetting the Jamaican dominance of Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shericka Jackson.

Gabby Thomas won 200m bronze medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

"I'm not sure yet," when asked about what doubles she'll be contesting if it's the 100m/200m or 200m/400m. "All I know is I have my eyes on the 200m gold," she concluded.

The 27-year-old has recorded respectable times this season with a 22.08s in the 200m, 50.37s in the 400m, and a wind-aided 10.88s (2.2) in the 100m.

She will be gunning to hit her best form before the trials and be in perfect shape at the Paris Olympic Games, where she has a chance of winning four medals including the 4x100m and 4x400m relays.