(born March 3, 1962, East St. Louis, Ill., U.S.) U.S. athlete. She won four consecutive National Junior Heptathlon championships and starred in basketball and track and field at UCLA. In 1986 she became the first heptathlon competitor ever to score 7,000 points. She broke that barrier six times, four times establishing a new world record. She won heptathlon gold medals at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, becoming the first heptathlete ever to achieve consecutive Olympic wins. Her best events were the long jump (world record, 1987; Olympic gold medal, 1988), 100-m hurdles, 200-m run, and high jump. Many consider her to be the finest female athlete in history.
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Interview: Jackie Joyner Kersee and Dr. Michael Lenore discuss the National Medical Association's Asthma Education Campaign and how asthma disproportionately affects African-Americans
Sep 26, 2003; TONY COX, TAVIS SMILEY Tavis Smiley (NPR) 09-26-2003 Interview: Jackie Joyner Kersee and Dr. Michael Lenore discuss the National...
A GOOD CAUSE.(Miles Davis Foundation presents a check for $25,000 to Jackie Joyner Kersee Youth Center)(Brief Article)
Aug 30, 1999; Vernon Davis, brother of the late famed jazz trumpeter Miles Davis and also a member of the Miles Davis Foundation, presents a...