Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

American retired track and field athlete

Date of Birth: 03-Mar-1962

Place of Birth: East St. Louis, Illinois, United States

Profession: basketball player, athletics competitor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About Jackie Joyner-Kersee

  • Jacqueline 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.
  • She is on the Board of Directors for USA Track & Field (USATF), the national governing body of the sport.Joyner-Kersee is an active philanthropist in children's education, racial equality and women's rights.
  • She is a founder of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, which encourages young people in East St.
  • Louis to pursue athletics and academics.
  • She partnered with Comcast to create the Internet Essentials program in 2011, which costs $9.95/month for low-income Americans and offers low-cost laptops and 40 hours/month of high-speed internet service.
  • Since its inception, it has provided internet access to 4 million Americans.Joyner-Kersee is one of the most famous athletes to have overcome severe asthma.

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