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19 nov. 1966 Seattle, United States of America
160 cm / 55 kg 5'3'' / 121 libras
Femenino
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...

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 become a common occurrence for Devers, who would win the 100 m at the 1993 World Championships and 1996 Olympics after analysis of the finish photo, both times narrowly defeating Jamaican runner Merlene Ottey. Devers was less lucky in Olympic hurdles events. In Barcelona, she stumbled over the last hurdle while leading the pack, and fell over the line in 5th, while in Atlanta she disappointingly placed 4th. In 2000 and 2004, Devers had to pull out of the hurdles race with an injury. She fared better in World Championships, winning the high hurdles title in 1993, 1995 and 1999. Devers was recognisable for her long nails, forcing her to use her fists at the starting line, rather than her fingers. Presently, she owns a resort in Guyana with her husband and runs her own charity foundation.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.82 (1992); 100H – 12.33 (2000).

Yolanda Gail en números

5
Juegos Olímpicos
Juegos Olímpicos
3
Medallas
Medalla de oro:3 Medalla de plata: Medalla de bronce:
  • Atenas
    Atenas 2004
    Juegos
    Resultados
    Deporte
    Evento
    Atenas
    Atenas 2004
    • 7 h1 r3/4
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • AC h5 r1/3
      Athletics
      100 metres Hurdles
  • Sídney
    Sídney 2000
    Juegos
    Resultados
    Deporte
    Evento
    Sídney
    Sídney 2000
    • AC h1 r3/4
      Athletics
      100 metres Hurdles
  • Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    Juegos
    Resultados
    Deporte
    Evento
    Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    • 1 Medalla de oro
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • 4
      Athletics
      100 metres Hurdles
    • 1 Medalla de oro
      Athletics
      4 x 100 metres Relay
  • Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    Juegos
    Resultados
    Deporte
    Evento
    Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    • 1 Medalla de oro
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • 5
      Athletics
      100 metres Hurdles
  • Seúl
    Seúl 1988
    Juegos
    Resultados
    Deporte
    Evento
    Seúl
    Seúl 1988
    • 8 h1 r3/4
      Athletics
      100 metres Hurdles

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