Two-time Olympic medalist Gabby Thomas is looking to expand her collection of track and field titles.

Here are some things to know before she hits the lanes this summer.

Athlete bio

How old is Gabby Thomas?

Gabby Thomas is 27 years old. She was born December 7, 1996.

How tall is Gabby Thomas?

Gabby Thomas is 5-foot-9.

Where is Gabby Thomas from?

Though she was born in Atlanta, Georgia, Gabby Thomas grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts.

What other sports has Gabby Thomas played?

Growing up, Gabby Thomas also played soccer and softball.

Where did Gabby Thomas go to high school?

Gabby Thomas attended the Williston Northampton School in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Where did Gabby Thomas go to college?

Gabby Thomas earned her undergraduate degree in neurobiology and global health and ran track at Harvard University.

Then, in 2020, she enrolled in a master’s program at the University of Texas. She completed a degree in public health with a capstone project in sleep epidemiology in May 2023.

How many siblings does Gabby Thomas have? 

Gabby Thomas has a twin brother named Andrew.

What are some fun facts about Gabby Thomas?

  • Though she ran track growing up, Gabby Thomas didn’t take the sport seriously until the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, when she watched former Olympian Allyson Felix compete in the 200m race — the very race in which she excels now — on television at her grandmother’s house
  • Someday, Gabby Thomas hopes to pursue a career that increases access to healthcare and eliminates racial discrepancies in the healthcare system
  • Instead of using her fourth year of eligibility at Harvard, Gabby Thomas signed a professional contract with New Balance ahead of her senior season

Career highlights

How did Gabby Thomas do in college?

During her time at Harvard, Gabby Thomas won 22 conference titles in six different events, setting the school and Ivy League records in the 100m, 200m, and indoor 60m-races.

During her junior season, she won the 200m race at the NCAA Indoor Championship with a time of 22.38 seconds, becoming the first NCAA sprint champion in Ivy League history.

How many Olympics has Gabby Thomas been to?

Gabby Thomas made her Olympic debut in Tokyo. Should she qualify at the Olympic Trials at the end of June, Paris will be her second Olympic competition.

How many medals has Gabby Thomas won?

In Tokyo, Gabby Thomas earned bronze in the 200m race and helped the United States to silver in the 4x100m relay.

More recently, during her world championship debut in 2023, she placed second in the 200m and earned gold in the 4x100m relay.

The road to Paris

Has Gabby Thomas qualified for the Paris Olympics?

Gabby Thomas will compete for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Track and field roster at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, June 21 to 30.

Where does Gabby Thomas train?

After she graduated from Harvard, Gabby Thomas moved to Austin, Texas, and joined the Bailey Bunch, an all-Black women's track group led by former Olympian Tonja Buford-Bailey

The group is one of the only training groups made up of and led by Black women in the United States and practices at the Buford-Bailey Track Club.