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Quotations by Jackie Joyner-Kersee

For me it’s the challenge — the challenge to try to beat myself or 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.

I always keep myself in a position of being a student.

I don’t think being an athlete is unfeminine. I think of it as a kind of grace.

I maintained my edge by always being a student; you will always ideas, have something new to learn.

It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.

The medals don’t mean anything and the glory doesn’t last. It’s all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.