At a glance

19 Nov 1966 Seattle, United States of America
160 cm / 55 kg 5'3'' / 121 pounds
Female

Gail Devers was successful in both sprinting and hurdling, and she was selected for the 1988 Olympics after winning the 100 m at the 1987 Pan American Games. But her performance in Korea was affected by health problems. Devers was later diagnosed with Graves's disease, an autoimmine disease that affects the thyroid. Her condition was dire, but Devers recovered and marked her return to the track as runner-up in the 100 m hurdles final at the 1991 World Championships. At the 1992 Olympics, Devers won her first major title, winning the 100 m in a photo finish decision. That would...

Yolanda Gail in numbers

5
Olympics
Olympics
3
medals
Gold medal:3 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Athens
    Athens 2004
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Athens
    Athens 2004
    • 7 h1 r3/4
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • AC h5 r1/3
      Athletics
      100 metres Hurdles
  • Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    • AC h1 r3/4
      Athletics
      100 metres Hurdles
  • Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • 4
      Athletics
      100 metres Hurdles
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      4 x 100 metres Relay
  • Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • 5
      Athletics
      100 metres Hurdles
  • Seoul
    Seoul 1988
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Seoul
    Seoul 1988
    • 8 h1 r3/4
      Athletics
      100 metres Hurdles

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