Friday night begins the dash for gold for New Jersey’s English Gardner.
Gardner will take off in Rio at 10:40 Friday night, competing in the women’s 100-meter race. The winner of the race is often refered to as the "world's fastest."
The Rio Olympics will be the first for the Voorhees, New Jersey native, who says her goal is to "shock the world." Gardner won silver medals at both the 2013 and 2015 World Championships.
Watch Gardner's first 100-meter dash of Rio LIVE online and on NBC10 Friday night.