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Yvonne Saunders

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameYvonne•Saunders (-Mondesire)
Used nameYvonne•Saunders
Born9 October 1951 in ? (JAM)
Measurements165 cm / 54 kg
AffiliationsGuelph Legion Track Club, Guelph (CAN)
NOC Canada Jamaica


Yvonne Saunders had the following podium finishes at major championships: 3rd in the 1971 Pan American Games 400 metres, 3rd in the 1971 Pan American Games 4×400 metres Relay (with Ruth Williams, Marilyn Neufville, and the non-Olympian Beverly Franklin). In the long jump Saunders finished fifth at the 1971 Pan American Games.

Personal Bests: 400 – 51.67 (1974); 800 – 2:00.1 (1975).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics JAM Yvonne Saunders
400 metres, Women (Olympic) 5 h2 r3/4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Jamaica 5 h2 r1/2
1976 Summer Olympics Athletics CAN Yvonne Saunders
800 metres, Women (Olympic) 4 h5 r1/3
4 × 400 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Canada 8

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