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ST. LOUIS WALK OF FAME
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The greatest female athlete of the 20th century, Jackie Joyner-Kersee grew up in East St. Louis and was a two-sport All-American at Lincoln High. She won six Olympic medals, including two golds and a silver in the grueling heptathlon. Battling asthma and injury throughout her career, she won her last long jump medal in 1996 with a heroic final leap. She moved back to the metro area and in 2000 opened her most prized accomplishment – a youth center bearing her name – in East St. Louis. An inspiration to women around the world, Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s incomparable excellence and dedication elevated the stature of women’s sport.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jackie Joyner-Kersee accepted her award.

Date of Birth Field/Achievement Location of Star Date of Induction

03-03-1962

Sports

6683 Delmar

05-21-2000

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