Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind.Jackie Joyner-Kersee
All I ever wanted really, and continue to want out of life, is to give 100 percent to whatever I'm doing and to be committed to whatever I'm doing and then let the results speak for themselves. Also to never take myself or people for granted and always be thankful and grateful to the people who helped me.Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Competing in both track and field and basketball for the Bruins I have a lot of great memories to choose from. But my all-time favorite moment in collegiate sports has to be in 1982 when we won UCLA's first NCAA title in track.Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Growing up in the time of Title IX - it was passed when I was 10 - I got a front-row seat to so many great moments in women's sports. Of course I didn't know it at the time.Jackie Joyner-Kersee
I do not take steroids. I never have. It's sad to me that people want to point fingers. I don't do that. That's not me. I wouldn't feel like a human being.Jackie Joyner-Kersee
My denial and irresponsible attitude about asthma put me at great risk and caused me so much needless suffering. My hope is that the kids I talk to learn to open up about their asthma, become educated about their condition, and seek help.Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Teaching kids about health and fitness is important to me. It's about being fit for life.Jackie Joyner-Kersee
The 2012 London Olympic Games fostered a generation of hope. I witnessed women participating for the very first time, representing every nation.Jackie Joyner-Kersee
The London games mark the 24th anniversary of my winning two golds and setting the world record in the heptathlon. Someone is going to want it records are made to be broken - it's only a matter of time. I hope mine will outlive me.Jackie Joyner-Kersee
We live in a world where sports have the potential to bridge the gap between racism, sexism and discrimination. The 2012 Olympic Games was a great start but hopefully what these games taught us is that if women are given an opportunity on an equal playing field the possibilities for women are endless.Jackie Joyner-Kersee
When I was in elementary school, we weren't allowed to do sports other than cheerleading. By junior high, they let us play, but we had to come back after 6:30 p.m. to practice because there was only one gymnasium and the boys used it first.Jackie Joyner-Kersee
is a famous American long jumper,
who was born on
March 3, 1962. As a person born on this date, Jackie Joyner-Kersee is listed in our database as the 22nd
most popular celebrity for the day (March 3) and the 129th most popular for the year (1962).
People born on March 3
fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the 844th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Jackie Joyner-Kersee's birthday, Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the 5185th most famous American and ranks 3rd in famous people born in East St. Louis, Illinois, U.S.
In general, Jackie Joyner-Kersee ranks as the 9736th
most popular famous person, and the 15th most popular athlete of all time.
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