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100 Memorable U.S. Olympic Moments

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee's Final Games (1996)

Every four years the Summer Olympic Games leave us with a new set of unforgettable moments. In the days leading up to the 2012 London Games, SI.com will be rolling out our 100 most memorable U.S. Summer Olympic moments -- one moment at a time, starting April 18.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, one of the all-time greatest female track & field athletes, won her sixth and final Olympic medal at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. After pulling out of the heptathlon due to injury, Joyner-Kersee focused on the long jump; her final jump of 22-11 3/4 earned her the bronze medal, making her the most decorated female athlete at the time.
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