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Jackie Joyner Kersee

Page history last edited by Kennedy 11 years, 4 months ago

 

I would like to study Jackie Joyner Kersee because i think she is amazing track and field athlete. I think that she is really fast and knows what she is doing, sence she has a lot of pactice. Also when i get to the middle school i want to do track and field if i am old enough. Also i play basketball so i could learn off of her, to see what i did right and what i did wrong.I thought that it was cool that Jackie Joyner Kersee's family all has done track, field, and other sports. I also thought that it was cool that Jackie won a silver and a gold medal in heptathlon in the olymics and gold medals in the 1988 and 1992 games. Jackie Joyner Kersee also got a medal for American record-holder in the long jump.I would like to learn how many medals she had all together and if she is still doing track and field.  Or if she is retiredfrom tracks, field, and basketball. That is why i would like to research Jackie Joyner Kersee. 

 

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          Jackie Joyner Kersee was one of the most important track and field athletes. She was born in 1962, in East Saint Louis. She had a brother named Al and her mother Mary. Mary had her first baby when she was in school. Mary had to drop out to take care of Jackie. In school she ran track, played basketball and a little volleyball in the Lincoln high school. Jackie Joyner Kersee graduated in 1980 in the top ten. She went to college at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She won the AAU’s national junior pentathlon champion four times. She also ran with the track club called the East Saint Railers.

          One of Jackie’s dreams was to become a basketball, volleyball, and track athlete. She wanted to go to UCLA for college. In the 200 meter Jackie pulled her hamstring in the right leg and fell to pain. Her mother Mary had a brain disease and Jackie and Al had to come home to take care of her. She looked up to someone named Eleyn Ashford. The university asked her if she wanted to become a coach, or a warm weather trainer. She sold candy bars to raise money for the track meet.

          Bob kersee was Jackie’s coach and husband. Jackie did track and field in the 200 meter and long jump. Jackie Joyner kersee had a foundation that is for helping young people in poor urban communities. Also Jackie and bob took 100 boys and girls from East Saint Louis to New York City for the annual Macys Thanksgiving Day parade. In 1929 Jackie won a bronze metal and a heptathlon in the long jump.

          She returned to basketball witch see hadn’t played since college when she played for Richmond rage of the American basketball league. Also Jackie was sick of being an indivial player and wanted to be a team player. One of the runners made up a rumor about her that said she has preformed enhancing drugs using steroids. One of the best things that happened to Jackie was she had the most she had to stop the 800 meter Witch was the last event. For the fourth time Jackie nailed the personal heptathlon in the long jump and ripped through the 800 meter to win a gold medal. She beat the opponent she was facing with a 24 foot, 3 ½ inch in the long jump, witch is an Olympic champion.

          Jackie won the world record 4 times and cared a lot for people and did things for people. She also ran track and won 4 times too. She did all track and field meters. Jackie became the best track and field athlete, and had high scores for the meters and long jumps. Jackie engaged other people to follow there dream because Jackie did her dream and now she is doing track and field. That’s why I picked Jackie Joyner Kersee.

  

Goldstein, J. Margaret. Jackie Joyner Kersee.   Minneapolis,  Mn.: Lerner Publications, 1994.

 

 “Jackie Joyner Kersee Biography”.  

5\6\10.  Http://Biography.com/artcles/Jackie-Joyner-Kersee-9358710?print.  

 

 

Comments (12)

Jhensy said

at 10:15 am on Apr 20, 2010

I hope you have fun studing your person

Kennedy said

at 8:43 pm on Apr 21, 2010

thanks you too

Ivey said

at 4:27 pm on Apr 22, 2010

*GOOD LUCK*

Belma said

at 10:20 pm on Apr 27, 2010

wow.nice.have fun.good luck...

Edmarie said

at 2:37 pm on May 6, 2010

What else did Jackie do? Nice work!!!!!!!!!

KaylaH said

at 12:37 pm on May 14, 2010

Great progress

Abbey said

at 1:18 pm on Jun 8, 2010

hey good luck!

KaitlinL said

at 1:49 pm on Jun 8, 2010

OMG YOU GO GIRL AND PLEASE COMET MINE MARIA MITCHELL

KaylaH said

at 8:20 am on Jun 14, 2010

Good luck at the presentation

Casey said

at 11:15 am on Jun 14, 2010

It looks awesome!!!!

MichaelC said

at 11:16 am on Jun 14, 2010

good luck

Kennedy said

at 11:16 am on Jun 14, 2010

I THINK I AM DOING AWESOME!!! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.......

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