Yolanda Gail Devers is an American retired track and field athlete. A two-time Olympic champion in the 100 meters for the USA, her 1996 win made her only the second woman to successfully defend an Olympic 100m title.
She won a third Olympic gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay in 1996.
Devers was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up near National City, California, graduating from Sweetwater High School in 1984.
Sweetwater’s football and track stadium would later be named Gail Devers Stadium.
A young talent in the 100 m and 100 m hurdles, Devers was in training for the 1988 Summer Olympics and started experiencing health problems, suffering from among others migraine and vision loss.
Gail Devers Children: Does Gail Devers have children?
Yes, Gail Devers is currently married to Mike Phillips and has two daughters, Karsen and Legacy.
Gail Devers’ first marriage was to Ron Roberts, a fellow athlete. Their marriage unraveled after she became ill with Graves’ disease and the couple divorced in 1991.