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Jackie Joyner-Kersee's winning moment

Originally Published: June 5, 2012
By Jackie Joyner-Kersee | Special to espnW

Growing up in the time of Title IX -- it was passed when I was 10 -- I got a front-row seat to so many great moments in women's sports. Of course I didn't know it at the time.

When I was in elementary school, we weren't allowed to do sports other than cheerleading. By junior high, they let us play, but we had to come back after 6:30 p.m. to practice because there was only one gymnasium and the boys used it first.

It wasn't until I was 14 and watched the 1976 ...

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