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Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Born March 3, 1962

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Jackie Joyner-Kersee Marker
Inscription.  The greatest female athelete 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.
 
Erected 2000 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.382′ N, 90° 18.489′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Kingsland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6683 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. William T. Sherman (a few steps from this marker); Jimmy Connors (a few steps from this marker); Fontella Bass (a few steps from this marker); Mary Engelbreit (a few steps from this marker); Ozzie Smith (a few steps from this marker); Kay Thompson (a few steps from this marker); Michael McDonald (a few steps from this marker); David Merrick (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkSportsWomen
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 24 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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