"Es mejor mirar hacia adelante y prepararte, que mirar hacia atrás y arrepentirte."
"It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret."
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, conocida como Jackie Joyner-Kersee o simplemente Jackie Joyner nació el 3 de marzo de 1962 en East St. Louis, Illinois, E.U.A.). Es Atleta estadounidense especialista en pruebas combinadas y salto de longitud. Ganadora de seis medallas olímpicas, tres de ellas de oro entre 1984 y 1996. Posee el récord del mundo de heptatlón con 7.291 puntos desde 1988.
Jacqueline "Jackie" Joyner-Kersee (born March 3, 1962) is a retired American athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the women's heptathlon as well as in the women's long jump. She won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals, in those two events at four different Olympic Games. Sports Illustrated for Women magazine voted Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th century, just ahead of Babe Didrikson Zaharias.
After retiring as a competitive athlete, Joyner-Kersee has been involved with many philanthropic efforts and has joined the Board of Directors for USA Track & Field (USATF), the national governing body of the sport.