8.11.2012

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, 1992 U.S. OlympiCards (Summer Olympics Special No. 13)


Name: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Events: Heptathlon and long jump
Medal count: 3 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze (in four different Olympics!)
Value of card: Seven grains of salt
Key 1992 stat: 24 mispronunciations of the word "discus"
Lucky number seven: Jackie Joyner-Kersee was an American badass in the heptathlon, setting a still-standing record at the 1988 Summer Games. But she didn't stop at seven events, oh no; here are some others in which she dominated the world:
  • Seoul Soul singing while throwing a javelin
  • Pillow fighting
  • Lawn darts
  • Shotgunning an Old Milwaukee
  • Olympic Family Feud

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