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Jackie Joyner-Kersee

  • For me it's the challenge — the challenge to try to beat myself and do better than I did in the past. I try to keep in mind not what I have accomplished but what I have to try to accomplish in the future.

    • Jackie Joyner-Kersee,
    • in Michael Janofsky, "The Seventh Wonder of the Games," The New York Times ()
  • I don't have to be enemies with someone to be competitors with them.

    • Jackie Joyner-Kersee,
    • in Mariah Burton Nelson, Are We Winning Yet? ()
  • I don't know what's going to happen, but I didn't want to sit at home and do 'shoulda-coulda-woulda.'

    • Jackie Joyner-Kersee,
    • in Bonnie DeSimone, "No Mere Gimmick," Chicago Tribune ()

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, U.S. athlete, Olympic medaler

(1962)

Full name: Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee.