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Jackie Joyner-Kersee - 1988 Olympic Heptathlon
Jackie Joyner-Kersee - 1988 Olympic Heptathlon
Published: 2011/11/24
Channel: 805Bruin
Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, A Champion for Others
Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, A Champion for Others
Published: 2014/02/20
Channel: The Official 700 Club
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Dominates Women
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Dominates Women's Heptathlon For Gold - Seoul 1988 Olympics
Published: 2013/01/22
Channel: Olympic
Jackie Joyner Kersee Highlight Video
Jackie Joyner Kersee Highlight Video
Published: 2013/02/11
Channel: Tim Moore
1988 Seoul Olympics Jackie Joyner Kersee 7 40
1988 Seoul Olympics Jackie Joyner Kersee 7 40
Published: 2009/09/08
Channel: TAFarchive
Jackie Joyner-Kersee: Managing Pain After The Olympics
Jackie Joyner-Kersee: Managing Pain After The Olympics
Published: 2015/07/23
Channel: Lifescript TV
The sprinting records that still stand - Florence Griffith Joyner - Seoul 1988 Olympic Games
The sprinting records that still stand - Florence Griffith Joyner - Seoul 1988 Olympic Games
Published: 2013/06/11
Channel: Olympic
2016 Olympics: Allyson Felix talks about chance to surpass Jackie Joyner-Kersee
2016 Olympics: Allyson Felix talks about chance to surpass Jackie Joyner-Kersee's medal total
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: Pac-12 Networks
100M   Florence Griffith Joyner   10 49S
100M Florence Griffith Joyner 10 49S
Published: 2009/04/04
Channel: Velocidadysaltos
3870 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Heptathlon Long Jump Jackie Joyner-Kersee
3870 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Heptathlon Long Jump Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Published: 2017/04/16
Channel: Basil Sage
3769 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Heptathlon 100m Hurdles
3769 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Heptathlon 100m Hurdles
Published: 2017/03/22
Channel: Basil Sage
Jackie Joyner-Kersee e Ghada Shouaa - 1996
Jackie Joyner-Kersee e Ghada Shouaa - 1996
Published: 2012/12/25
Channel: Nilsondm
Jackie Joyner-Kersee - 1988
Jackie Joyner-Kersee - 1988
Published: 2012/06/06
Channel: Nilsondm
Flo-Jo Interview (3/3) - On her marriage, training for the marathon, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Flo-Jo Interview (3/3) - On her marriage, training for the marathon, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Published: 2017/05/01
Channel: Running Maniac
Five Questions With Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Five Questions With Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Published: 2016/10/27
Channel: Stony Brook University
1984 Olympics Women
1984 Olympics Women's Long Jump Final
Published: 2013/08/03
Channel: PeterMacca88
4x4 Relay @ Jackie Joyner Kersee Relays
4x4 Relay @ Jackie Joyner Kersee Relays
Published: 2015/04/05
Channel: CoachSharif
Ghada Shouaa wins Syria
Ghada Shouaa wins Syria's first gold medal in Atlanta & more | Olympic History
Published: 2014/10/15
Channel: Olympic
Jacqueline Joyner Kersee on Her Story
Jacqueline Joyner Kersee on Her Story
Published: 2014/02/24
Channel: Speakers.com
3327 World Track & Field 1991 Long Jump Women Jackie Joyner-Kersee
3327 World Track & Field 1991 Long Jump Women Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Published: 2016/04/15
Channel: Basil Sage
Ali McKnight vs. Jackie Joyner Kersee
Ali McKnight vs. Jackie Joyner Kersee
Published: 2006/09/23
Channel: heptawoman
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Documentary
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Documentary
Published: 2016/07/28
Channel: Sam Clark
KETC | Living St. Louis | Jackie Joyner Kersee
KETC | Living St. Louis | Jackie Joyner Kersee
Published: 2008/02/14
Channel: Nine Network
1986 United States Olympic Festival - Women
1986 United States Olympic Festival - Women's Heptathlon - Jackie Joyner-Kersee WR 7161
Published: 2017/06/11
Channel: westnyacktwins
4076 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Long Jump Women Jackie Joyner-Kersee
4076 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Long Jump Women Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: Basil Sage
3792 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Heptathlon High Jump Jackie Joyner-Kersee
3792 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Heptathlon High Jump Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Published: 2017/03/31
Channel: Basil Sage
Victor Conte: Jackie Joyner-Kersee tested positive
Victor Conte: Jackie Joyner-Kersee tested positive
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: Graham Bensinger
Jackie Joyner Kersee - Pan American Games 1987
Jackie Joyner Kersee - Pan American Games 1987
Published: 2015/12/18
Channel: PregoTalenti LLC
3813 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Heptathlon Shot Put Jackie Joyner-Kersee
3813 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Heptathlon Shot Put Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Published: 2017/04/05
Channel: Basil Sage
1986 Goodwill Games   Heptathlon   Jackie Joyner WR 7148
1986 Goodwill Games Heptathlon Jackie Joyner WR 7148
Published: 2017/06/11
Channel: westnyacktwins
3273 World Track & Field 1991 Long Jump Women Jackie Joyner-Kersee
3273 World Track & Field 1991 Long Jump Women Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Published: 2016/04/05
Channel: Basil Sage
3344 World Track & Field 1991 Long Jump Women Jackie Joyner-Kersee
3344 World Track & Field 1991 Long Jump Women Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Published: 2016/04/16
Channel: Basil Sage
Jackie Joyner-Kersee speaks at Ashford University October 2012 Commencement
Jackie Joyner-Kersee speaks at Ashford University October 2012 Commencement
Published: 2012/10/25
Channel: Ashford University
100m Hurdle Final at Jackie Joyner Kersee Relays
100m Hurdle Final at Jackie Joyner Kersee Relays
Published: 2015/04/05
Channel: CoachSharif
Undeniable with Joe Buck - featuring Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Undeniable with Joe Buck - featuring Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Published: 2017/03/16
Channel: Audience Network
1992 Olympics ~ Women
1992 Olympics ~ Women's Haptathlon 800m
Published: 2015/04/16
Channel: rugbydad678
Interview with Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Interview with Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Published: 2012/01/12
Channel: 13slam
4085 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Long Jump Women Jackie Joyner-Kersee
4085 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Long Jump Women Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: Basil Sage
Jackie Joyner-Kersee: BE GOLD
Jackie Joyner-Kersee: BE GOLD
Published: 2011/03/16
Channel: Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Jackie Joyner-Kersee on Being a Role Model
Jackie Joyner-Kersee on Being a Role Model
Published: 2016/08/12
Channel: CTFORUM
More Than A Game: Jackie Joyner Kersee Foundation
More Than A Game: Jackie Joyner Kersee Foundation
Published: 2014/09/18
Channel: Fetzer Institute
TIANNA BARTOLETTA VS JACKIE JOYNER KERSEE LONG JUMP
TIANNA BARTOLETTA VS JACKIE JOYNER KERSEE LONG JUMP
Published: 2016/08/21
Channel: Huff Levine
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Olympic Festival SIU
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Olympic Festival SIU
Published: 2013/02/12
Channel: Robert Land
Motivational speech by Gold Medalist Jackie Joyner - Kersee
Motivational speech by Gold Medalist Jackie Joyner - Kersee
Published: 2017/04/11
Channel: Jorge Collazo
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Interview - Developing A Champion
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Interview - Developing A Champion's Mindset
Published: 2015/04/12
Channel: The Model Health Show
3916 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Heptathlon Javelin Jackie Joyner-Kersee
3916 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Heptathlon Javelin Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: Basil Sage
Sony ON-The Neighbors-Larry Bird e Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Sony ON-The Neighbors-Larry Bird e Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Published: 2014/02/03
Channel: Canal Sony Brasil
3898 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Heptathlon Javelin Jackie Joyner Kersee
3898 Olympic Track & Field 1992 Heptathlon Javelin Jackie Joyner Kersee
Published: 2017/04/25
Channel: Basil Sage
Video News Release with Jackie Joyner Kersee by Chicago DMC, Asthma, AANMA
Video News Release with Jackie Joyner Kersee by Chicago DMC, Asthma, AANMA
Published: 2010/02/27
Channel: ChicagoDMC
Jackie Joyner-Kersee - the greatest female athlete of 20th century
Jackie Joyner-Kersee - the greatest female athlete of 20th century
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: Frantisek Smid
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Jackie Joyner
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Eugene 2014.jpg
Jackie Joyner-Kersee in 2014
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1962-03-03) March 3, 1962 (age 55)
East St. Louis, Illinois
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
Country United States
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long jump, heptathlon
Club Tiger World Class Athletic Club
West Coast Athletic Club
McDonald's Track Club

Jacqueline "Jackie" Joyner-Kersee (born March 3, 1962) is an American retired track and field athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the heptathlon as well as long jump. She won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals, in those two events at four different Olympic Games. Sports Illustrated for Women magazine voted Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of All-Time.

After retiring as a competitive athlete, Joyner-Kersee has been involved with many philanthropic efforts and has joined the Board of Directors for USA Track & Field (USATF), the national governing body of the sport.[1]

Joyner-Kersee is one of the most famous athletes to have overcome severe asthma.[2]

Early life[edit]

Jacqueline Joyner was born March 3, 1962, in East St. Louis, Illinois, and was named after Jackie Kennedy. As a high school athlete at East St. Louis Lincoln Senior High School, she qualified for the finals in the long jump at the 1980 Olympic Trials, finishing 8th behind another high schooler, Carol Lewis.[3] She was inspired to compete in multi-disciplinary track & field events after seeing a 1975 made-for-TV movie about Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Interestingly, Didrikson, the trackster, basketball player, and pro golfer, was chosen the "Greatest Female Athlete of the First Half of the 20th Century. Fifteen years later, Sports Illustrated for Women magazine voted Joyner-Kersee the greatest female athlete of all time, just ahead of Zaharias.

UCLA[edit]

Joyner-Kersee attended college at the University of California at Los Angeles, where she starred in both track & field and in women's basketball from 1980-1985. She was a starter in her forward position for each of her first three seasons (1980–81, 81-82, and 82-83) as well as in her senior (fifth) year, 1984-1985. She had red-shirted during the 1983-1984 academic year to concentrate on the heptathlon for the 1984 Summer Olympics.

She scored 1,167 points during her collegiate career, which places her 19th all time for the Bruins games.[4] The Bruins advanced to the West Regional semi-finals of the 1985 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament before losing to eventual runner-up Georgia.[4]

She was honored on February 21, 1998 as one of the 15 greatest players in UCLA women's basketball.[5] In April 2001, Joyner-Kersee was voted the "Top Woman Collegiate Athlete of the Past 25 Years." The vote was conducted among the 976 NCAA member schools.[6]

UCLA statistics[edit]

Source[7]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1984-85 UCLA 29 368 46.4% 45.9% 9.1 1.4 2.1 0.1 12.7
1982-83 UCLA 28 246 41.4% 65.7% 5.6 1.8 1.0 0.2 8.8
1981-82 UCLA 30 239 38.1% 67.7% 5.8 2.3 1.3 0.1 8.0
1980-81 UCLA 34 314 50.6% 63.3% 4.6 2.3 1.2 0.0 9.2
Career UCLA 121 1167 44.4% 58.5% 6.2 2.0 1.4 0.1 9.6

Competition[edit]

Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1989 Paraguay stamp.jpg

1984 Summer Olympics[edit]

Joyner-Kersee competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and won the silver medal in the heptathlon. She was the favorite heading into the event, but finished 5 points behind Australian Glynis Nunn.

1986 Goodwill Games[edit]

Joyner-Kersee was the first woman to score over 7,000 points in a heptathlon event (during the 1986 Goodwill Games). In 1986, she received the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States.

1988 Summer Olympics[edit]

In the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea, Joyner-Kersee earned gold medals in both the heptathlon and the long jump. At the 1988 Games in Seoul, she set the still-standing heptathlon world record of 7,291 points. The silver and bronze medalists were Sabine John and Anke Vater-Behmer, both of whom were representing East Germany. Five days later, Joyner-Kersee won her second gold medal, leaping to an Olympic record of 7.40 m (24 ft 3 14 in) in the long jump. She was the first American woman to earn a gold medal in long jump as well as the first American woman to earn a gold medal in heptathlon.

1991 World Championships[edit]

Joyner-Kersee was everyone's favorite to retain both her World titles earned four years earlier in Rome. However, her challenge was dramatically halted when, having won the long jump easily with a 7.32 m (24 ft 14 in) jump no one would beat, she slipped on the take off board and careened head first into the pit, avoiding serious injury. She did, however, strain a hamstring, which led to her having to pull out of the heptathlon during the 200 m at the end of the first day.

1992 Summer Olympics[edit]

In the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, Joyner-Kersee earned her second Olympic gold medal in the heptathlon. She also won the bronze medal in the long jump which was won by her friend Heike Drechsler of Germany.

1996 Summer Olympics[edit]

At the Olympic Trials, Joyner-Kersee sustained an injury to her right hamstring. When the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia began, Joyner-Kersee was not fully recovered by the time the heptathlon started. After running the first event, the 100 m hurdles, the pain was unbearable and she withdrew. She was able to recover well enough to compete in the long jump and qualify for the final, but was in sixth place in the final with one jump remaining. Her final jump of 7.00 m (22 ft 11 12 in) was long enough for her to win the bronze medal. The Atlanta Olympics would be the last Olympics of Joyner-Kersee's long competitive career.

Professional basketball career[edit]

In 1996 Joyner-Kersee signed on to play pro basketball for the Richmond Rage of the fledgling American Basketball League. Although she was very popular with the fans, she was less successful on the court. She appeared in only 17 games, and scored no more than four points in any game.

1998 Goodwill Games[edit]

Returning to track, Joyner-Kersee won the heptathlon again at the 1998 Goodwill Games, scoring 6,502 points.

2000 Olympic Trials[edit]

Two years after retiring, Joyner-Kersee tried to qualify to compete in the long jump at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. She failed to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team after finishing in sixth at 21-10 ¾ at the Olympic Trials.[8]

Awards and honors[edit]

Since 1981, the Jesse Owens Award is given by USATF (and before its renaming, TAC) the United States' track and field "athlete of the year." In 1996, the award was split to be given to the top athlete of each gender. In 2013, the Female award was renamed the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award.

Current world records[edit]

As of August 2016, Joyner-Kersee holds the world record in heptathlon along with the top six all-time best results whilst her long jump record of 7.49 m is second on the long jump all-time list. In addition to heptathlon and long jump, she was a world class athlete in 100 m hurdles and 200 meters being as of June 2006 in top 60 all time in those events.

Sports Illustrated voted her the greatest female athlete of the 20th century.

Joyner-Kersee has consistently maintained that she has competed throughout her career without performance-enhancing drugs.[13][14]

Personal bests[edit]

Performances table during the world record in 1988
Event Performance Wind Points Notes
100 metres hurdles 12.69 s +0.5 m/s 1172
Long jump 7.27 m +0.7 m/s 1264 Heptathlon Best; highest score for a single event
High jump 1.86 m 1054
200 m 22.56 s +1.6 m/s 1123
Shot put 15.80 m 915
Javelin throw 45.66 m 776
800 m 2 min 8.51 s 987 PB
Total 7291 WR
Personal bests 

Personal life[edit]

Jackie's brother is the Olympic champion triple jumper Al Joyner, who was married to another Olympic track champion, the late Florence Griffith Joyner. Jackie married her track coach, Bob Kersee, in 1986.[15]

In 1988, Joyner-Kersee established the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, which provides youth, adults, and families with athletic lessons and the resources to improve their quality of life with special attention directed to East St. Louis, Illinois. In 2007, Jackie Joyner-Kersee along with Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Warrick Dunn, Mia Hamm, Jeff Gordon, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning, and Cal Ripken, Jr. founded Athletes for Hope, a charitable organization, which helps professional athletes get involved in charitable causes and inspires millions of non-athletes to volunteer and support the community.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USA Track & Field - USATF Board welcomes three new members". Usatf.org. January 23, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jackie Joyner-Kersee: Living with Asthma". MedlinePlus the Magazine. 6 (3): 9. Fall 2011. 
  3. ^ Hyman, Richard S. (2008) The History of the United State Olympic Trials Track & Field. USA Track & Field
  4. ^ a b Usc Women's Basketball 2009-2010 Media guide - Copy available at UCLABRUINS.COM
  5. ^ UCLA Women's Basketball 2006-2007 Media guide - Copy available at UCLABRUINS.COM
  6. ^ Jackie Joyner-Kersee Is Named The 'Top Woman Collegiate Athlete Of The Past 25 Years, April 25, 2001. UCLA Bruins official Athletic site
  7. ^ "UCLA Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-09-05. 
  8. ^ Longman, Jere (July 17, 2000). "After two fouls, it's clear sailing for Jones". New York Times. 
  9. ^ a b Jesse Owens Award. usatf.org
  10. ^ "Jack Kelly Fair Play Recipients". TeamUSA.org. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  11. ^ St. Louis Walk of Fame. "St. Louis Walk of Fame Inductees". stlouiswalkoffame.org. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Laureates by Year - The Lincoln Academy of Illinois". The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  13. ^ Kersee, Jackie Joyner By LaTasha Chaffin Graduate Student, Grand Valley State University.
  14. ^ Joyner-Kersee, Jackie, and Sonja Steptoe. A Kind of Grace . New York: Warner Brothers Books, 1997. ISBN 0-446-52248-1.
  15. ^ Jackie Joyner-Kersee Archived September 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Sports Reference
  16. ^ "Athletes for Hope". Athletes for Hope. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Heike Drechsler
Women's Long Jump World Record Holder
equalled the 7.45 mark by Heike Drechsler

August 13, 1987 — June 11, 1988
Succeeded by
Galina Chistyakova
Preceded by
Sabine John
Women's Heptathlon World Record Holder
July 7, 1986 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marita Koch
Wang Junxia
Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Year
1986–1987
1994
Succeeded by
Florence Griffith-Joyner
Sonia O'Sullivan
Preceded by
Martina Navratilova
Flo Hyman Memorial Award
1988
Succeeded by
Evelyn Ashford
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Sabine John
Larisa Nikitina
Women's Heptathlon Best Year Performance
1984–1988
1990–1993
Succeeded by
Larisa Nikitina
Heike Drechsler
Preceded by
Heike Drechsler
Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance
1987
1994
1996
Succeeded by
Galina Chistyakova
Heike Drechsler
Lyudmila Galkina

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