For more information about gail devers and her new book my life in story. Olympic gold medalist gail devers was the keynote speaker for students of patrick and ivy creek elementary schools at a leadership seminar saturday. The event was extremely close as 5 women finished within a. Gail devers was a rising star in the track and field community. Yolanda gail devers is an american retired track and field athlete. Even though i am 51 today, i feel 21 and i still believe i can get out there and train.
She is such an inspiration to so many and this book provides a glimpse of her life both on the track and off. Gail devers wins the gold medal in the womens 100m event at the barcelona 1992 olympic games. Gail devers of the us waits in the finish area after the womens 100 meters hurdles event at the us olympic track and field team trials, 18 july 2004, at the alex g. I should be getting used to this by now, i suppose, because gail devers story is like something out of that novel by amy tan, the kitchen gods wife, in which one terrible. An email has been sent to the address you provided.
Gail devers generally travels from ga, usa and can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. I always write down my goals for the year, whether that is on sticky notes or in a book, so it was nice to perform. You should look at the book gail devers by richard worth. Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
A twotime olympic champion in the 100 meters for the usa, her 1996 win made her only the second woman after wyomia tyus to successfully defend an olympic 100m title. A twotime olympic champion in the 100 meters for the. Click on the link in that email to get more guidestar. Gail won the gold medal and the title fastest woman in the world. Businesses, nonprofit organizations, event planners and companies across the country have worked closely with our booking agents to hire gail devers for a speaking engagements, guest appearances, product endorsements and corporate events. Gail devers biography childhood, life achievements. Sign up here to see what happened on this day, every day in your inbox.
Gail also answers to gail moyer devers and gail m devers, and perhaps a couple of other names. There was a time not long ago when gail devers was afraid to look. Effect of attitude on performance with olympians gail devers and brett hawke. On the day of gail devers s birth, you keep me hangin on by the supremes was the number 1 song on the billboard hot 100 and lyndon b. First, her name comes up in a drug controversy and second, shes crashing into the last hurdle and falling in the olympic final when all she had to do was babystep her away across the finish line to win the gold medal. The nook book ebook of the gail devers my life in story. Goldmedalist devers delivers inspiring words to gwinnett. Overcoming obstacles yuv interview with gail devers the. In 1990, she was diagnosed with graves disease, and started radiation therapy. Gail devers quotes and aphorisms, sentences with words and phrases. Gail devers is aretired threetime olympic champion in. Amazingly, devers recovered quickly and resumed training. Continental tour a collection of the best oneday meetings outside. Once those are protected, the other oneday meetings, such as the.
I dont really know how to end this piece, because i dont even remember how i started it, but id like to draw attention to the fact that if gail devers does not own, operate, or think daily about a nail salon called gails nails then ill be damned. At the 1991 world championships, she won a silver medal in the 100 m hurdles. Threetime olympic gold medalist gail devers chats with willie moore jr about her new book gail devers. So whatever the outcome is, i have to be satisfied with it if i know i gave it my best effort. Stronger by threetime olympic champion in track and field, gail devers, is a rousing story of trials and triumphs. Gail devers has been divorced from ron roberts since 1991. Official authorized and professional page for 3 time olympic gold medalist gail devers. Gail devers american athlete born on november 19, 1966, yolanda gail devers is an american retired track and field athlete. Gail devers, american track athlete who overcame physical adversity to win olympic gold medals in. Book signing this saturday 115 with olympic gold medalist and legendary track. Gail devers speakers bureau and booking agent info. Click on the audio player to hear this incredible and inspirational interview on the nightly spirit.
Gail devers, american track athlete who overcame physical adversity to win olympic gold medals in 1992 and 1996. Devers and joanna hayes ran a dead heat with devers being declared the winner with a time of 12. The race is never overgail devers my life in story. The gail devers story is a madefortv drama based on devers remarkable true story. Though she is no longer a competitive racer, but she still races. Gail devers, a fivetime olympian and threetime gold medalist in the 100 meters, was in the region as part of her worldwide tour, promoting her new book entitled. Stronger visit her on facebook, gail devers olympian, imgaildevers on twitter, and imgaildevers on instagram. Gail devers olympic journey was not without the odd setback strangest moments duration. My grandma passed away at 98 12 and i want to live to 100.
See all gail devers marriages, divorces, hookups, break ups, affairs, and dating relationships plus celebrity photos, latest gail devers news, gossip, and biography. A story on the origins of gail devers famous nails. If you have any unfortunate news that this page should be update with, please let us know using this form. Devers breaks american record in 60m hurdles at usatf. Gail devers and ron roberts married divorced children ex. The gail devers story takes another odd twist deseret. Overcoming obstacles yuv interview with gail devers. My prayer was that god would allow me to run my best on that day, or better than my best. Olympic gold medal hurdler gail devers almost lost her feet to a mysterious disease after being picked for the 1988 seoul olympics. Gail devers biography, birth date, birth place and pictures.
Funeral home services for gail are being provided by boulevard funeral home and cremation service. Quotations by gail devers, american athlete, born november 19, 1966. The 7day signing deadline does not apply if the psa. Hurdler gail devers weathers ordeal of illness, radiation treatments and regains the summit. Gails current home is located at west pittston, pa. Gail devers is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics. Also a top class hurdler, a series of falls in this event was further reason devers failed to rack up her olympic medals tally even higher. I have to be cautious, have my thyroid levels checked, and as long as i. Gail devers and tamsyn manou at the iaaf convention doha 2019 getty images copyright. Details of revamped international calendar revealed at iaaf. In this autobiography, devers gives readers an intimate look at her life, never before revealed, and shares how she overcame setback after setback during the height of her career.
A twotime olympic champion in the 100 meters for the usa, her 1996 win made her only the. Top 20 quotes of gail devers famous quotes and sayings. And saturday, after gail devers won the gold medal, there was even more not to believe. Thursday night was not a terrific night for gail devers. Charlayne woodard stars as gail devers, with louis gossett jr. Enjoy the best gail devers quotes page 2 at brainyquote. On the day of gail deverss birth, you keep me hangin on by the supremes was the number 1 song on the billboard hot 100 and lyndon b. Gail devers olympics athletes 2008 summer olympics beijing. Devers headed home to national citys sweetwater high school, home of the red devils, where she began her legendary career. She failed to qualify for the finals as the disease graves disease left her feet swollen, cracked, and oozing blood. Gail devers is an american retired track and field athlete counted amongst the fastest track and field athletes of all time. But just two years before that race, it seemed like gails racing days were over.
Gail devers moyer, 72 west pittston, pa background. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. People think i still run every day but i ran for 25 years and i deserve to not do anything but walk or ride the bike with my kids. Share gail devers quotations about sports, running and challenges. Gail is alive and kicking and is currently 53 years old. African american athlete gail devers stunned the world of track and field by bouncing back from a severe illness to win the gold medal in the 100meter sprint at the 1992 olympic games in barcelona, spain. Justin gatlin 60m, allen johnson 60m high hurdles and tim rusan triple jump also produced globalleads. A threetime olympic champion for the united states olympic team, she is also an inductee of the national track and field hall of fame. It was also nice to show that age is just a number. Gail devers on how she persevered through graves disease. Gail devers is a threetime olympic 100 m champion for the us olympic team. Yolonda gail devers, born november 19, 1966 in seattle, washington, united states is an africanamerican athlete and philanthropist. She has been in one celebrity relationship averaging approximately 3. People around the world instantly recognized her for her huge smile and her even bigger fingernails.1393 1398 279 308 375 1256 1150 100 1246 1055 122 352 1472 227 568 959 1254 1356 996 852 115 260 977 1196 357 469 457 1164 1191 655 536 1102 181 526 310 693 236