Friday, July 15, 2011

DP #44: Remember Gail Devers?...And Her Nails?

Yolanda Gail Devers is a retired three-time Olympic champion in track and field for the US Olympic Team. Lauded for her talent in the 100 meter and 100 meter hurdles, she is also notorious for her long, painted nails. 

In 1990, Devers was diagnosed with Graves' disease, and underwent radioactive iodine treatment followed by thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Amazingly, she recovered quickly and resumed training. At the 1991 World Championships, she won a silver medal  in the 100 meter hurdles.

"Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hardwork, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe."
- Gail Devers

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