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Jackie Joyner-Kersee Speaker Profile
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Category: Christian Athletes, Female Athletes, Medal Winners, Olympic Athletes, Top Christian Speakers, Track & Field

Highlights: Jackie Joyner-Kersee is ranked among the greatest female athletes in Olympic history. She won a total of six Olympic medals, including three gold, one silver & two bronze, in the long jump and heptathlon events at four Summer Games from 1984-1996.

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Considered one of the greatest female track and field athletes in history, Jackie Joyner-Kersee won six Olympic medals - three gold, one silver and two bronze –over the course of four Summer Games. At the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Kersee took home a silver medal in the heptathlon. At the 1988 Games in Seoul, Kersee won two gold medals, one each in the heptathlon and long jump. Kersee continued her success in the heptathlon four years later at the 1992 Olympic in Barcelona by winning gold along with bronze in the long jump and capped off her Olympic career in 1996 in Atlanta by capturing another long jump bronze.

Kersee’s success wasn’t limited to the Olympics as she also won four gold medals – two each in the long jump and heptathlon – at three World Championships. She also won the long jump competition in 1987 at the Pan American Games. Voted as Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century by “Sports Illustrated for Women”, Kersee is the world record holder in the heptathlon with 7,291 points and holds the American record in the long jump and heptathlon. Kersee has received numerous accolades and awards, including…

  • World Athlete of the Year – Track & Field News (1986, 1987, 1994)
  • Jesse Owens Award (1986, 1987)
  • Sullivan Award (1986)
  • Wilma Rudolph Courage Award (1996)
  • NCAA Silver Anniversary Award (2010)
  • CoSida Dick Enberg Award (2011)
  • Louis Walk of Fame
  • S. Track & Field Hall of Fame
  • S Olympic Hall of Fame
  • International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame
  • Three-Time Sportswoman of the Year – Women’s Sports Foundation

Kersee was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on March 3, 1962 and attended college at UCLA from 1980-1985, where she played basketball and competed in track and field. She received the Honda Sports Award in 1983 and 1985 as the country’s top collegiate track and field participant and won the Honda-Broderick Cup the later year as the best college female athlete. Off the track, Kersee has been involved with numerous philanthropic causes. Besides starting the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, she helped found Athletes For Hope along with other sports greats such as Muhammad Ali, Andre Agassi, Mia Hamm, Cal Ripken Jr., Jeff Gordon and Mario Lemieux.

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