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Why My New Favorite Olympian is... Gabby Thomas
A select few can say they're a Harvard University graduate. Fewer still can claim to be an Olympian. So it's pretty rarified air to be able to lay claim to both. But that's just who Gabby Thomas is.
Thomas joined NBCLX's Ngozi Ekeledo and Olympic fencing medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad on our podcast "My New Favorite Olympian" to discuss her incredible journey from the Ivy League to the world's greatest athletic stage... the Olympic Games.
In this episode, Thomas discusses managing both her academic and athletic accomplishments as she focuses on gold in Tokyo. She also recounts how a particular lecture about the Tuskegee Experiment forever changed the course of her studies at Harvard.
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