Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a former American track and field athlete, who ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the heptathlon as well as the long jump. Jackie attended college at the University of California, Los Angeles where she starred in both track & Field and in Women's basketball. At UCLA she won the Broderick Award as the Nation's best female collegiate track and field competitor in 1983 and 1985.
After college, Joyner competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles where she won the silver medal in the heptathlon and placed fifth in the long jump. Then in the 1988 Summer Olympics, Jacke earned the gold medal in the heptathlon as well as the long jump. At the games, she set the still-standing world record for points in the heptathlon with 7,291. In the 1992 Summer Olympic games Joyner-Kersee would earn her second Olympic Gold Medal in the heptathlon and also win the bronze in the long jump.