Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Eugene 2014.jpg
Jackie Joyner-Kersee in 2014
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1962-03-03) March 3, 1962 (age 57)
East St. Louis, Illinois, U.S.
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportAthletics
Event(s)Long jump, heptathlon
ClubTiger World Class Athletic Club
West Coast Athletic Club
McDonald's Track Club

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.[1] She won four World Outdoor Championships gold medals. Joyner-Kersee holds the current world record of 7,291 points in the women's heptathlon.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Jackie Joyner-Kersee Biography". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  2. "Jackie Joyner-Kersee". USA Track & Field. Retrieved 26 March 2015.