EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOX) – East St. Louis native and Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee will take part in the closing ceremonies of the Olympics in Rio.
President Barack Obama announced members of the Presidential Delegation to attend the Closing Ceremony Sunday August 21, 2016. The delegation will also attend athletic events and meet with U.S. athletes. EPA administrator Gina McCarthy will lead the delegation.
Joyner-Kersee is a three-time Olympic gold medalist, one-time Olympic silver medalist, two-time Olympic bronze medalist, women’s heptathlon and long-jump, and Founder of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation.
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