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Hi my name is Jackie Joyner-Kersee and I was born on March 3, 1962.
I was the first African American ever to win a gold medal in in the olympics.
In 1987 at the world championships in Rome, I was pictured on the cover of '' Sports Women'' after winning first in long jump.
My last Olympic run came in 1996, when I took home a bronze medal in the long jump summer olympics.
In 2001 when I turned 38 I officially retireed.
Following my retirement, I founded the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center Foundation.
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