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Posted on 12 July 2018 | 9:11 pm
Olympic legend Joyner-Kersee a model for
Canton RepositoryOlympic legend Joyner-Kersee a model for paying it forwardCanton RepositoryIn 1988, after her double-gold performance in the Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, she and her husband, Bob Joyner, returned to East St. Louis to establish the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, and to build a community center that bears her name on the ...
Posted on 12 July 2018 | 2:12 am
This week in Illinois history: July 30-Aug.
This week in Illinois history: July 30-Aug. 5Prairie State WireJackie Joyner-Kersee gains historic second Olympic gold medal. A UCLA track and basketball star hailing from East St. Louis, Joyner-Kersee broke Olympic records in 1988 with her long jump of 24 feet, 3 inches, propelling her to the gold medal that year.
Posted on 11 July 2018 | 8:21 pm
NAESP 2018 Day 3: Olympian Jackie
NAESP 2018 Day 3: Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee advises principals to assemble teams with the right chemistryEducation DiveIt was a schoolyard fist fight in junior high that made Jackie Joyner-Kersee realize she wasn't living up to her potential. An assistant principal told the young track and field athlete to go to the office, and said that teachers and administrators ...
Posted on 11 July 2018 | 12:42 pm
Jackie Joyner-Kersee joins hundreds of women
Jackie Joyner-Kersee joins hundreds of women for morning workout downtownWTHRINDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - There was an Olympic feel to an early morning workout on the downtown canal. We're told more than 2,000 women showed up for it. That included Olympic track and field stars Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Aretha Thurmond and Sharrieffa ...
Posted on 29 June 2018 | 7:36 pm
Griffith-Joyner's records more impressive
The high jump, long jump, shot put, and discus, as well as Jackie Joyner-Kersee's 7,291 points in the heptathlon at the 1988 Olympics are on the market. "It has been a long time, but I believe, the women who are lining up here are ready to go," said U.S ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:48 am
Sparks Announce #WeAreWomen Celebration of
The private event will include a panel discussion featuring Olympic Champions and community leaders Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Laila Ali and Carmelita Jeter. When the Sparks and Stars tip-off at 4:00 pm, STAPLES Center will be packed and Los Angeles will be on ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 10:37 am
Could she be the next Jackie Joyner-Kersee?
Jena Hemann is the pride of Breese, Ill. She had one of the greatest track careers in Illinois High School history. She became a two time All-American at Texas A&M. Hemann is considered one of the best in the country in Heptathlon. There is nothing she can ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 2:54 pm
Rams notes: After smooth start, Brown ready
25 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.This year, the focus is on celebrating the foundation’s commitment to the city of St. Louis and will feature area sports legends Ozzie Smith, Jackie Joyner Kersee and Brett Hull. (And, of course, Bruce.)
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 2:54 am
Three-time defending champ returns to
The only other women's jumper to have repeated is the legendary Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Reese was the world's top-ranked long jumper from 2009 through 2013. That streak was broken last year when she tore the labrum in her hip on her jump leg. Surgery has set ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 9:41 am