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The 75 Greatest Women of All Time

Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Ranked among the all-time greatest American women athletes.

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1988 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee

In 1984, Joyner-Kersee's Olympic dreams came true. Not only did she compete in the Olympics, but also she won a silver medal in the heptathlon. In 1985 Joyner-Kersee set a world record in the long jump with a jump of 23 feet 9 inches. In 1986 she set a new world record in the heptathlon at the Goodwill Games in Moscow, accumulating 7,148 points. After three weeks, she beat her own record. For these two world records, she was awarded the 1986 Sullivan Award for Best Amateur Athlete


Jackie Joyner-Kersee's Final Games (1996 Atlanta Games) She was one of the all-time greatest female track & field athletes, won her sixth and final Olympic medal. - photo from


Florence Griffith-Joyner, also known affectionately as Flo-Jo, American Olympic track and field athlete. She was considered the "fastest woman of all time," based on the records she set in the 1988 Olympics for both the 100m & 200m, which still stand and have yet to be seriously challenged. She also became known for her long, ornately painted fingernails and sense of style. She was the wife of the triple jumper Al Joyner & the sister-in-law of the heptathlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee. R.I.P.