PHOTOS: Olympic Athletes: Then and Now!

From Bruce Jenner to Mary Lou Retton, relive these former Olympians' glory days and see what they're up to now (53 Photos)

Donna Kaufman on Jul 27, 2012 at 6:04PM

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PHOTOS: Olympic Athletes: Then and Now!

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee: Then

They called her Super Woman for a reason! Born into poverty in East St Louis, Illinois, the multi-talented American raised the bar on what a female athlete was considered capable of. After winning a silver medal in the heptathlon at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, Joyner-Kersee rocked the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, winning gold medals in the heptathlon and long jump (and setting a world record of 7,291 points in the heptathlon, which still stands today). She won the heptathlon once again at the 1992 Barcelona Games, also scoring a bronze in the long jump. At her final Olympics in 1996, Joyer-Kersee injured her hamstring and dropped out of the heptathlon -- but still took the bronze in the long jump, bandaged leg and all.

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