Tokyo Olympics: Who will clinch the gold medal in women’s 200m?

With 100m sprinters and 400m runners taking part, the 200m event is always a thrilling contest to watch.

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The ongoing Tokyo Olympics are witnessing some phenomenal performances and the legacy is all set to continue as the fan favourite, athletics events begin on 30th July 2021.

The 200m sees the participation of the 100m sprinters as well as 400m runners making it an unpredictable contest. And this year around, the women’s edition will be thrilling as ever. Several sprinters have given some jaw-breaking times this year proving that the finale line-up will be nothing short of marvellous.

Here’s taking a look at the top choice to win the gold medal in the 200m event.

Who will win the women’s 200m gold medal in Tokyo Olympics?

Gabrielle 'Gabby' Thomas
Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Thomas

The sprinters who will be featuring in the 200m event in the Tokyo Olympics have already hooked fans to guess who will emerge victorious in this fantastic lot.

Defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah will be at Tokyo to defend her title. The Jamaican has shown flashes of her 2016 form in recent competitions. Reigning Olympic 400m gold medallist, Shaunae Miller-Uibo will also be contesting in the 200m this year. Current world No. 1 Dina Asher-Smith will have much to prove in Japan. The reigning world champion has promised a strong show in the Olympics. Jamaican legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be without a doubt the deadliest threat.

But the surprise package of this year and the possible gold medal favourite is USA’s Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Thomas. The 24-year-old sent the whole world into a tizzy with her exceptional run at the US Olympic Trials in June. The sprinter clocked 21.61 seconds becoming the second fastest woman of all-time over the distance.

Gabby Thomas is a Harvard graduate and while at the Ivy League college, the star clinched 22 conference titles over her three years of athletics in six different events. The USA icon set the school and Ivy League records in the 100m, 200m and the indoor 60m. Thomas continued her top form in the senior global circuit after she bagged the gold medal at the Lausanne Diamond League meets in 2018 and 2019.

Although the speedstar has a brutal competition to beat, she will have her way clear if she keeps up her peak form. The round 1 of women’s 200m is slated to begin on 2nd August 2021 and the finale will take place on 3rd August 2021.

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