1984 Los Angeles Games, 1988 Seoul Games, 1992 Barcelona Games
Track and field
Medal count: Three golds, one silver, two bronzes
In 1984, Joyner-Kersee finished second in the first-ever Olympic heptathlon, which consists of the 100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200-meter race, long jump, javelin, and 800-meter run. In 1988, she won gold in the event, setting a world record of 7,291 points that still stands. On top of a long jump win in '88, she successfully defended her heptathlon gold in 1992.