March 5, 2004
In today's action at the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships, held in Budapest, Hungary, former Bruin great Gail Devers won the 60m gold medal in 7.08. It was a season best for her, and the second fastest time in the world this year. Today's victory marks the third world indoor 60m title of Devers' career. Her previous two world titles were in 1995 and 1997.
"I feel blessed and very thankful for the victory," said Devers, who will compete in the 60m hurdles on Sunday. "To be honest, it was a relief to be able to concentrate on one race, instead of going back and forth between the hurdles and the sprint. I don't believe I had the best start, but I was relieved I didn't panic and ran all the way through the finish line."
Courtesy USATF Communications