A Brief Biography Of Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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“It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.” This is a quote said by Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a retired track star, considered to be the greatest female athlete of the 20th century. She is the Greatest African American because of her extreme accomplishments and her determination to succeed and help others. Jackie is a living example that proves that you can become successful through any tough situation. Jackie Joyner-Kersee was born March 3rd, 1962 in East St. Louis, Illinois, where she still lives today. She was named after the first-lady of 1962, Jackie Kennedy. Growing up in Illinois was difficult for Jackie, with poverty and young parents. Her mother and father are Mary Joyner(nurse’s assistant)
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