Jackie Joyner-Kersee in 2014
|Born||March 3, 1962|
East St. Louis, Illinois, U.S.
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||66 kg (146 lb)|
|Event(s)||Long jump, heptathlon|
|Club||Tiger 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). She won a total of three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals. Joyner-Kersee was voted "the greatest female athlete of the 20th century" by Sports Illustrated magazine. She won four World Outdoor Championships gold medals. Joyner-Kersee holds the current world record of 7,291 points in the women's heptathlon.
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- "Jackie Joyner-Kersee Biography". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 September 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Cite error: Invalid
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- "Jackie Joyner-Kersee". USA Track & Field. Retrieved 26 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)