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Jackie Joyner-Kersee

by Cohen, Neil

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Joyner-Kersee, Jacqueline, -- 1962- -- Juvenile literature,
  • Track and field athletes -- Juvenile literature,
  • African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature

  • About the Edition

    A biography of the Olympic gold medalist and world champion in both the long jump and the heptathlon.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby Neil Cohen.
    GenreJuvenile literature, Biography
    The Physical Object
    Pagination124 p. :
    Number of Pages124
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23261141M
    ISBN 100316150479
    LC Control Number91043796
    OCLC/WorldCa25007628

    Jacqueline "Jackie" Joyner-Kersee (born March 3, ) is a retired American athlete. She is one of the greatest athletes in the women's heptathlon as well as in the women's long jump. Joyner-Kersee represented the United States at four Olympic games (). She won a total of three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic simplicityhsd.com: March 3, (age 57), East St. Louis, Illinois, U.S. Jackie Joyner-Kersee has built an illustrious athletic career in the world of track and field and has been described by sports commentators as "the greatest athlete in the world." She's a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the heptathlon, a two-day event for women which requires proficiency in eight events: the meter hurdles, high jump, shot.

    The latest Tweets from J Joyner-Kersee (@JJoynerKersee). 6 time Olympic Medalist (3 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze) l Advocate for Youth & Asthma l Motivational Speaker l Account Status: Verified. As a philanthropist, she is dedicated to the development of young people. She established the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Community Foundation, the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center Foundation, and the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Boys & Girls Club in her hometown of East St. Louis, Illinois.

    Immediately download the Jackie Joyner-Kersee summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Jackie Joyner-Kersee Olympic Legend, Philanthropist, American Record-Holder in the Long Jump & Founder of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation Having been dubbed ‘The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century’ by Sports Illustrated, Jackie Joyner Kersee’s athletic accomplishments are .


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Track star Joyner grew up in the impoverished city of East St. Louis, playing basketball and running track despite family hardships and community hostility to girls' athletics, and going to UCLA on an athletic scholarship (Joyner.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee was born in in East St. Louis, Illinois. She is the second child and eldest daughter of Alfred and Mary Joyner. Her parents were still in their teens at the time, and struggled to provide for their growing family; Mary became a nurse's aide, while Alfred worked in construction.

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