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The Dorothy Doolittle Collection - Long Jump Competitions (1986-87)
Elgin Public Library
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    Carl Lewis qualified for five US Olympic teams, ultimately competing at the 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996 Summer Olympics. He won 10 Olympic medals, including the gold medal in long jump at all four Olympic games. He also won 10 World Championship medals, eight of which were gold. 
    Mike Conley served on the US Olympic Team at the 1984 and 1992 Summer Olympics, winning a silver and gold medal in triple jump, respectively. He also won four World Championship medals, ranking no. 1 in the world for triple jump six times during his career. 
     Larry Myricks qualified for four US Olympic teams, competing at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics and winning a bronze medal in long jump at the latter. He also won two World Championship bronze medals in long jump. 
    Jackie Joyner-Kersee competed for the US Olympic Team at the 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996 Summer Olympics, winning medals in the long jump and heptathlon events. She won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals as well as four World Championship gold medals. 
    Jennifer Innis competed for the Guyana Olympic Team at the 1980 and 1984 Summer Olympics in the long jump and 100-meter events. She competed for the US team at two World Championships. 
    Carl Lewis. Lewis now works as an assistant coach in track and field at his alma mater, the University of Houston.
    Mike Powell competed for the US Olympic Team at the 1988, 1992, and 1996 Summer Olympics, winning two silver medals in long jump. He also won two gold and won bronze World Championship medals. Powell still holds the long jump world record.
    Jennifer Innis