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July 26, 1998 | From Associated Press
Even though she didn't win her final competition, Jackie Joyner-Kersee left track and field triumphantly Saturday night. Losing didn't matter. Considered the world's greatest female athlete, Joyner-Kersee electrified the fans just with her presence. Of course, it would have been only fitting had she won.
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July 26, 1998 | From Associated Press
Even though she didn't win her final competition, Jackie Joyner-Kersee left track and field triumphantly Saturday night. Losing didn't matter. Considered the world's greatest female athlete, Joyner-Kersee electrified the fans just with her presence. Of course, it would have been only fitting had she won.
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July 26, 1998 | Associated Press
* Born: March 3, 1962, in East St. Louis, Ill. * Height/Weight: 5 feet 10, 150 pounds. * High school: Lincoln High, East St. Louis, 1977-80. * College: UCLA, 1980-83 and 1985, on basketball scholarship. * Marital status: Married Bob Kersee on Jan. 11, 1986. THROUGH THE YEARS * 1982: Won heptathlon in NCAA and USA championships. * 1983: Won NCAA heptathlon. * 1984: Won heptathlon silver medal in Olympics and placed fifth in long jump. Brother Al Joyner won Olympic triple jump.
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July 26, 1998 | Associated Press
* Born: March 3, 1962, in East St. Louis, Ill. * Height/Weight: 5 feet 10, 150 pounds. * High school: Lincoln High, East St. Louis, 1977-80. * College: UCLA, 1980-83 and 1985, on basketball scholarship. * Marital status: Married Bob Kersee on Jan. 11, 1986. THROUGH THE YEARS * 1982: Won heptathlon in NCAA and USA championships. * 1983: Won NCAA heptathlon. * 1984: Won heptathlon silver medal in Olympics and placed fifth in long jump. Brother Al Joyner won Olympic triple jump.
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July 30, 1996 | Associated Press
Heptathlon gold medalist Ghada Shouaa of Syria isn't lacking in confidence. "I did not break the world record in Atlanta, but I will do that in Athens next summer," she said Monday, referring to the world championships. Shouaa is the third Arab woman to win an Olympic gold medal. Algerian Hassiba Boulmerak won the 1,500 meters in Barcelona, and Morocco's Nawal Al-Moutawakil won the 400 hurdles in Los Angeles in 1984.
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August 8, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Jackie Joyner-Kersee accused a German competitor of employing unsportsmanlike tactics to disrupt her concentration during the heptathlon last weekend, it was not the first time. During the 1987 World Championships at Rome, while Joyner-Kersee was on the runway focusing on her next long jump, an East German jumper decided to practice her approach on a parallel runway by charging toward the American. The East German abandoned the mind game when scolded by a teammate, Heike Drechsler.
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April 7, 1994 | E.J. GONG JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
With her powerful legs and a passion for winning, Ashley Bethel, 14, has rekindled her dream of one day competing in the Olympics, despite a freak accident that caused her to lose her right eye. The Lake Forest track star, who holds a national age-group record in the long jump and has caught the attention of U.S. Olympic track officials, this week slipped into running spikes and began the road back to competitive sports. On Feb.
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July 15, 1990 | From Associated Press
Finishing second in the U.S. Olympic Festival was as good as gold for Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Joyner-Kersee ran the second leg for a 400-meter relay team that finished second Saturday to the foursome that will represent the United States in the upcoming Goodwill Games. Joyner-Kersee's team won the gold medal, however, because the winning team was running only as an exhibition. Joyner-Kersee's team finished in 43.52; the winning time was 42.34 seconds.
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February 27, 1988 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Gwen Torrence and Evelyn Ashford crossed the finish line virtually together Friday night in the 55-meter sprint of the USA/Mobil track and field championships at Madison Square Garden. Torrence, the former Georgia sprinter, said she thought that Ashford had won. She was half right. Earlier, Torrence was declared the winner after a study of a photo, even though both sprinters had the same time of 6.66 seconds.
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December 5, 1986 | RANDY HARVEY
With the Coliseum Commission's decision last month to save the track, The Athletics Congress has announced its support of Los Angeles as the host city for the 1991 World track and field championships. Tokyo is considered the early favorite, but the candidates won't make presentations to the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) until March. The IAAF, the world governing body for track and field, will announce its decision at the 1987 World championships in Rome.
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