Al Joyner, Alfrederick Alphonzo Joyner

Al Joyner (1960–    ), born Alfrederick (some sources say AlfredrickAlphonzo Joyner in East St. Louis, Illinois, is a former track and field athlete who competed with the Arkansas State University track and field team and who won an Olympic gold medal for the triple jump at the 1984 Los Angeles games, setting an Olympic record. He was married to the late Olympic medalist Florence Griffith Joyner and is the brother of Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee. He has been inducted into several athletic halls of fame: Arkansas State University Track and Field (1993), Arkansas Track and Field (1997), and Illinois Track and Field (1999). He later became the full-time high-performance jump coach for the U.S. Olympic Committee. As an actor, he has appeared in films such as Rookie of the Year (1993), Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story (1996) and U.S. Olympic Trials (2016).

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