Top American Female Olympians

Jackie Joyner-Kersee


Three Gold Medals, Two Silver, Two Bronze

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After winning a silver medal in the heptathlon at the 1984 Olympics, Joyner-Kersee won gold in 1988 with a world-record 7,291 points, a mark that still stands. She also won gold in the long jump, an event in which she still owns the American record, and repeated as heptathlon champion in 1992.
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