Yolanda Gail Devers is an American retired track and field athlete. A two-time Olympic champion in the 100 meters for the USA, her 1996 win made her only the second woman to successfully defend an Olympic 100m title. She won a third Olympic gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay in 1996. She is also the 1993 World champion in the 100m and a three-time World champion in the 100m hurdles. In 2011, she was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.
About Gail Devers
Competed in the Olympics three times as a track super star, performing in track and field events for the US Olympic Team.
She was diagnosed with Graves' disease and underwent intensive treatment, but she miraculously was able to recover and continue her Olympic training for the 1992 Olympics.
In 2011 she was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. In 2012, she was elected into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
She grew up in National City, California with her family, where she attended Sweetwater High School.
She was the first American woman to retain the Olympic 100 meters title since famous Olympian Wyomia Tyus.
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- Athletes (track and field) at the 1987 Pan American Games
- Olympic gold medalists for the United States in track and field
- Sportspeople from Seattle
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