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Notable and famous women athletes ~

Helen Jacobs
Shawn Johnson

Marion Jones

Jackie Joyner-Kersee



Helen Jacobs, Photographic Print
Helen Jacobs,
Photographic Print

Helen Hull Jacobs
b. 8-6-1908; Globe, AZ
d. 6-2-1997; East Hampton, NY

Helen Hull Jacobs was a World No. 1 female tennis player who won ten Grand Slam titles.

She also served as a commander in the U.S. Navy intelligence during World War II, one of only five women to achieve that rank in the Navy.


Shawn Johnson USA Olympics Gymnastics Photograph
Shawn Johnson USA Olympics
Gymnastics Photograph

Shawn Johnson
b. 1-19-1992; Des Moines, Iowa

Gymnast Shawn Johnson was the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and all-around, and floor exercise silver medalist, the 2007 all-around World Champion, and the 2007 and 2008 U.S. all-around champion. She also won the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars.

Johnson is also a recipient of the prestigious James E. Sullivan Award (2008), which is given to America's best amateur athlete.


Marion Jones, Photo
Marion Jones,
Photo


Marion Jones
b. 10-12-1975; Los Angeles, CA

Marion Jones is a former world champion track and field athlete, and a former professional basketball player for Tulsa Shock in the WNBA.

She forfeited all medals and prizes from September 2000 to 2007 when she admitted that she took performance-enhancing drugs as far back as the 2000 Summer Olympics where she won 5 medals.


A Kind of Grace: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Female Athlete
A Kind of Grace:
The Autobiography of
the World's Greatest
Female Athlete

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
b. 3-3-1962; East St. Louis, IL

Jackie Joyner-Kersee won three gold, one silver and two bronze Olympic medals. She has been voted the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated.


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