Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Ranked by Sports Illustrated as one of the Greatest Female Athletes of the 20th century, Joyner-Kersee became the first woman (of any race) to score more than 7,000 points in a Olympic heptathlon (a combination of track and field) event, back in 1986. She also won heptathlon gold medals at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, making her the first heptathlete to score consecutive Olympic wins. Joyner-Kersee was also the first American ever to win a gold medal in the long  jump.

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