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Marion Jones Biography

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American track and field athlete

Marion Jones

Marion Jones is widely considered to be today's greatest female athlete and one of the greatest athletes of all time. She became the first woman to win five medals in a single Olympics when she won three gold and two bronze medals in the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia. Jones has also won scores of other medals and awards, including being the unanimous choice as Track & Field News's Athlete of the Year in 1998. Jones played basketball for the Lady Tar Heels at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and may consider a future career in professional basketball, but first she has her sights set on winning track-and-field gold at the 2004 Olympics.


Address: U.S.A. Track and Field, One Hoosier Dome, Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN 46225.

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Famous Sports StarsTrack and Field