Michael Jordan Ranked No. 1 in New 50
Michael Jordan Ranked No. 1 in New 50 Greatest Black Athletes PollBroadway World21), Jackie Joyner-Kersee (No. 27) and Florence Griffith Joyner (No. 33). Every Tuesday since July 11, The Undefeated has been counting down the 50 Greatest Black Athletes, which explores the societal impact, on-field dominance, and inspiration of top ...
Posted on 10 August 2017 | 8:08 am
22 years ago: Inessa Kravets sets world
Digital Journal22 years ago: Inessa Kravets sets world record in triple jumpDigital JournalAt the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, she took home the silver medal with a jump of 7.12 meters, leaving American jumper Jackie Joyner-Kersee in third place with 7.07 meters. Germany's Heike Drechsler won the gold medal in long jump at the ...
Posted on 10 August 2017 | 5:40 am
Area athletes sparkle in AAU Junior Olympics
Hometownlife.comArea athletes sparkle in AAU Junior OlympicsHometownlife.comA total of 32 Olympians, including gold medalists Carl Lewis and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, are alums in the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics track and field competition. And Lewis was among those Olympicans on hand as tomorrow's stars made their ...
Posted on 9 August 2017 | 5:24 pm
COLUMN: Running down the street on a doggone
COLUMN: Running down the street on a doggone SaturdayFredericksburg.comShe gave chase—let's just say she would not have challenged Jackie Joyner-Kersee in her prime—and I hopped in my truck to circle the block and hopefully head the dog off at the pass. I saw it cross the street a couple hundred feet in front of me and ...
Posted on 8 August 2017 | 6:05 pm
The Undefeated-SurveyMonkey Poll Unveils
ESPN MediaZoneThe Undefeated-SurveyMonkey Poll Unveils Michael Jordan as No. 1 in the 50 Greatest Black Athletes ListESPN MediaZone21), Jackie Joyner-Kersee (No. 27) and Florence Griffith Joyner (No. 33). Every Tuesday since July 11, The Undefeated has been counting down the 50 Greatest Black Athletes, which explores the societal impact, on-field dominance, and inspiration of top ...and more »
Posted on 8 August 2017 | 2:06 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