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Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-KerseeAKA Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee

Born: 3-Mar-1962
Birthplace: East St. Louis, IL

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Track and Field

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Track and Field medalist

Sister-in-law of Florence Griffith Joyner.

Father: Alfred Joyner
Mother: Mary
Brother: Al Joyner (athlete, b. 19-Jan-1960)
Husband: Bobby Kersee (m. 1986)

    University: University of California at Los Angeles

    Overcoming Obstacles Board of Advisors
    Sullivan Award 1986
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (female) 1987
    Olympic Gold Medal 1988 (heptathlon)
    Olympic Gold Medal 1988 (long jump)
    Olympic Gold Medal 1992 (heptathlon)
    Olympic Silver Medal 1984 (heptathlon)
    Olympic Bronze Medal 1996 (long jump)
    Honorary Harlem Globetrotter Jan-1999
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000
    US Olympic Hall of Fame 2004
    St. Louis Walk of Fame
    Endorsement of Avon 1995
    Risk Factors: Asthma

Author of books:
A Kind of Grace (1997, memoir)

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