Debbie Wells

Debbie Wells (born 29 May 1961) is an Australian former sprinter who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics, 1980 Summer Olympics,[1] and the 1984 Summer Olympics.

She is from Emmaville, New South Wales, and was known as the "Emmaville Express." She competed in the 1976 Olympics at 15 years of age. She finished fourth in the first qualifying round of the 100 meters. She went through to the second round, where she finished fifth behind Vera Anisimova of the USSR.

She also competed in the 4 X 100 relay in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. She is one of only a few Australians who competed at three Olympic games.[2]

She is currently the head sports coach at Toowoomba Grammar School.[3]


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Debbie Wells". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  2. Thomson, Craig (25 August 2016). "Olympic athlete in Glen Innes". Glen Innes Examiner. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  3. Chellingsworth, Denis (26 July 2012). "Home grown: Olympians we proudly call our own". The Armidale Express. Retrieved 19 November 2017.

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