Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jackie Joyner-Kersee in 2014
Personal information
Born (1962-03-03) March 3, 1962 (age 62)
East St. Louis, Illinois, U.S.
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
CountryUnited States
Event(s)Long jump, heptathlon
ClubTiger World Class Athletic Club
West Coast Athletic Club
McDonald's Track Club
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Heptathlon

11 Gold

Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Heptathlon
Silver medal – second place 1984 Los Angeles Heptathlon
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Long jump
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Long jump
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Rome Long jump
Gold medal – first place 1987 Rome Heptathlon
Gold medal – first place 1991 Tokyo Long jump
Gold medal – first place 1993 Stuttgart Heptathlon
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1987 Indianapolis Long jump

Jacqueline "Jackie" Joyner-Kersee (born March 3, 1962) is a retired American athlete. She is one of the greatest athletes in the women's heptathlon as well as in the women's long jump. Joyner-Kersee represented the United States at four Olympic games (1984-96).[1] She won a total of three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals.[1] Joyner-Kersee was voted "the greatest female athlete of the 20th century" by Sports Illustrated magazine.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Jackie Joyner-Kersee Biography". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 September 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  2. "Jackie Joyner-Kersee". USA Track & Field. Retrieved 26 March 2015.