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Gail Devers        

Three-time Olympic Champion in Track and Field

Yolanda Gail Devers born November 19, 1966, is a retired three-time Olympic champion in track and field for the US Olympic Team. Devers was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up near National City, California and graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1984. Sweetwater's football and track stadium is named Gail Devers Stadium.

During her career, Devers was notable for having exceptionally long, heavily decorated fingernails. One of the fastest starters in the world, Devers even had to alter her starting position to accommodate her long nails. Her long nails came as the result of a contest her father devised to get her to stop biting her nails as a child.

In 2011, she was elected into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. The following year she was elected into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame. In November 2012, Devers was announced as a 2013 recipient of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, presented annually to six distinguished former college student-athletes on the 25th anniversary of the end of their college sports careers.

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Former Olympian Gail Devers bringing message of hard work, hope ...

Gail Devers wants young student-athletes to become leaders both on and off the field.

Olympian Gail Devers speaks at a speed and skill clinic at ...

Three- time Olympic Champion Gail Devers spoke to youngsters gathered at a speed and skill clinic held Saturday at Springfield College. Devers along with ...

Olympic sprinter Gail Devers promotes mentorship in Western ...

The three-time Olympic champion appeared at Springfield College.

Gail Devers: Charity Work & Causes - Look to the Stars

Profile of Gail Devers's support for charities including Boys & Girls Clubs of America. We have 2 articles about Gail Devers's philanthropy.

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