Name: Gail Devers
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 100-meters, 100 Hurdles, 4x100
DOB: 11/19/1966
Birthplace: Seattle, Wash.
Hometown: National City, Calif.
High School: Sweetwater Union High School (Chula Vista, Calif.)
College: UCLA
Olympic Experience
  • Five-time Olympian (1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004); three-time Olympic medalist (3 golds)
  • Seoul 1988
  • Barcelona 1992, gold (100-meter)
  • Atlanta 1996, gold (100, 4x100 relay)
  • Sydney 2000
  • Athens 2004
Personal: Daughter of Alabe and Larry Devers...Graduated from Sweetwater Union High School...High school football stadium was later renamed in her honor...Won the NCAA championship in the 100-meter in 1988 while attending UCLA...Diagnosed with Graves’ disease in 1990, a thyroid disorder treated with radiation therapy...Claimed the gold medal in the 100 at the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992 just 19 months after the diagnosis of thyroid condition...Won 21 international races and three championships in 1993, and was named the U.S. Female Athlete of the Year by the USOC...Her last competitive event was at the 2007 Millrose Games in New York, where she won the 60 hurdles at age 40...Accomplished motivational speaker and speed coach for professional athletes...Mother to two children.