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Devers goes away without medal

Updated: August 22, 2004, 1:52 PM ET
By Eric Adelson | ESPN The Magazine

ATHENS, Greece -- Not again.

In what will likely be her last Olympic race, Gail Devers didn't even make it 10 meters Sunday night. In a semifinal heat of the 100-meter hurdle -- the race she had always coveted but never won -- Devers pulled up lame and fell backward, landing underneath the first hurdle.

Devers wore a bandage around her left calf from an injury she sustained seven days ago on a high school track in Duluth, Ga. It appeared, as she sat on the track in obvious pain, ...

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