Jackie Joyner-Kersee, in the Long Jump part of the Heptathlon in the Los Angeles Olympics 1984

History of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, in the Long Jump part of the Heptathlon in the Los Angeles Olympics 1984

"It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret." Jackie Joyner-Kersee    F/5.6, iso 100, 1/2500 sec

"It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret." Jackie Joyner-Kersee F/5.6, iso 100, 1/2500 sec

The gracious Jackie Joyner-Kersee made history with her multitudes of Olympic medals in track and field. Get her inspiring story at Biography.com.

The gracious Jackie Joyner-Kersee made history with her multitudes of Olympic medals in track and field. Get her inspiring story at Biography.com.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee starred for UCLA in track & field and basketball. She won six Olympic medals in long jump and heptathlon, including three golds. #TitleIX

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee starred for UCLA in track & field and basketball. She won six Olympic medals in long jump and heptathlon, including three golds. #TitleIX

Jackie Joyner-Kersee still holds a world record in heptathlon from the 1988 summer Olympics.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee still holds a world record in heptathlon from the 1988 summer Olympics.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Learn About 6-Time Olympic Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner Kersee shares maternal genetic ancestry with the Fulbe & Balanta people of Guinea-Bissau; the Kru of Liberia; the Mandinka of Senegal, the Loko, Temne, and Mende of Sierra Leone; and the Kru of Liberia.

Jackie Joyner Kersee shares maternal genetic ancestry with the Fulbe & Balanta people of Guinea-Bissau; the Kru of Liberia; the Mandinka of Senegal, the Loko, Temne, and Mende of Sierra Leone; and the Kru of Liberia.

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