How did Jackie Joyner-Kersee impact society?
JJK was a phenomenal track and field athlete, who embodied the strength of the human spirit, and in many ways pushed forward a more robust perception of female athleticism. The images of her persevering through painful injuries in pursuit of Gold remain some of the most poignant images from the modern Olympic movement.
2 people found this useful
She didn't. Jackie Joyner Kersee didn't die...but she has asthma, which makes people think she died.
you are smart... he he .... in fact she didn't die, she is ALIVE noW :::::\n. \nJackie currently lives in East St. Louis, Illinois \n. \nMaybe you are thinking of her sister-in-law Florence Griffith-Joyner, who passed away September 21, 1998 due to suffocation from an epileptic seizure.
Yes, i think he did. his act of being the first black baseball player in history made people think, yes, blacks really can play sports, which led to, they can have jobs, which led to blacks are just the same as white people. Jackie Robinson was a great role model for everyone, he said that anyone ca…n do anything, and he did just that. (MORE)
She married her track coach Bob Kersee. She won 8 gold medals, 1 silver, and 2 bronze. :D
she was a great and talented athlete and she won the heptathlon like 4 times
She was an excellent athlete, winning medals in four different Olympic Games. She was an very good basketball player in college (UCLA) and scored over 1000 points in her college career. She was voted Top Woman Collegiate Athlete for the last 25 years of the 20th century. She played fair ... in an er…a when athletes were taking performance enhancing drugs she stayed clean. There has never been any talk about her taking drugs. She is a true role model to those that aspire to be successful in Track and Field and in life in general. (MORE)
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a three time Olympic gold medalist.Joyner-Kersee participates in long-jumps and heptathlons. There isno record of how fast she can run a mile.
No Jackie Joyner-Kersee does not have any children. Jackie JoynerKersee is considered one of the greatest athlete's of all time.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee was born in East St. Louis, IL in 1962. She isa retired athlete and as of 2014 is 52 years old.
The world's greatest female athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee has wontotal of six Olympic medals. On the six medals she won, three ofwhich are gold.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee won 6 medals in 4 Olympic Games:. 1984. Silver - Heptathlon. 1988. Gold - Long Jump, Heptathlon. 1992. Gold - Heptathlon Bronze - Long Jump. 1996. Bronze - Long Jump
Jackie Joyner Kersee does not have any kids. Jackie Joyner Kerseeis most known for being an Olympic gold medalist in Track andField.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is best known for being an Olympian. Shefounded her Youth Center for children and currently is a boardmember for the US Track and Field Organization.
She is a six time Olympic medalist, including three Olympic goldmedals, Joyner-Kersee dominated the Olympic heptathlon and longjump events throughout her career which spanned four Olympic Games.Astonishingly, despite the advancements in technology and trainingused by athletes around the world over t…he last two decades, JackieJoyner-Kersee still holds the World Heptathlon Record she set over20 years ago at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. (MORE)
Jackie Joyner-Kersee won 6 Olympic medals:. Gold . 1988 - Heptathlon, Long Jump 1992 - Heptathlon . Silver . 1984 - Heptathlon . Bronze . 1992 - Long Jump 1996 - Long Jump She also won four gold medals in the world championships: 1987 - Heptathlon, Long Jump 1991 - Long Jump 1993 - Heptathlon… (MORE)
Jackie Joyner Kersee lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husbandBob Kersee. She retired from sports in 2000.
Jackie Joyner Kersee has never been to jail. She has won three goldmedals, one silver medal and two bronze medals in Olympic events.She was voted as the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th century bySports Illustrated for Women.
The impact of IT in our society is that the IT maintenance workers help us. What that means is that they are the ones who fix our computers or reboot them if your computer had a major virus.
Jackie is married to bob kersee and are planning for the furture to have a family one day!!!! thank you bye!!!
yes she had 2 sisters and mom and dad She is a child of 4 children, not only 2 sisters. She has 2 sisters, yes, but also an older brother Al Joyner who is very athletic also. I am pretty sure she has another brother, but I am not sure.
Six ... 3 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze. 1984: Silver in heptathlon. 1988: Gold in heptathlon and gold in long jump. 1992: Gold in heptathlon and bronze in long jump. 1996: Bronze in long jump.
East St. Louis, Missouri ...NO! She was born in East St. Louis, ILLINOIS ...notMissouri. She was born on March 3, 1962. Horsegal1726 IS RIGHT SMART ONE!!!!!!!!!! The second girl is correct, the first one is a retard!!!!!! JOHN HANDLEY!
because he was the first to be in the major league wich let african americans free
back in there times they opened a community center for girl and boys Olympics for track and i guess GWENBROWN had coached her and she got famous and that's when girls were able to play sports.
Jackie Joyner kersee is a famous African American that is known as the worlds greatest athlete in the world.she comes from a family of athletes,she is sister inlaw of florence griffith joyd.she is also known as the best track and field.she even plays basketball.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee won her first Olympic gold medal on September 24, 1988 at the Summer Olympics in Seoul in long jump. Five days later, on September 29, she won her second Olympic gold medal, this is heptathlon.
The American olympic gold medalist is now retired for a few years so she will not be making that much money as before. Only she may be a coach and writting books.
She proves that no matter what your skin color, you can always achieve your dreams!
Yes, Al Joyner is the brother of Jackie Joyner-Kersee and was the husband of the late Florence Griffith-Joyner.
She was named after Jacqueline Kennedy. Her grandmother, Evelyn, told her mother "If its a girl name her Jacqueline because she's the first Joyner girl and she'll be the first lady of something!"
JJK is very much alive and is living her life to the fullest. I think you might have her mixed up with her sister-in-law Florence Griffth-Joyner, who died in '98. Go here for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Griffith-Joyner
She was born in louis hospital in 1962 in East St. loius hospital in iilinoius
She has a brother (Al Joyner) I believe :-) he married late Florence Griffith-Joyner (a multiple Olympic medal-winning sprinter; their daughter is Mary Ruth Joyner).... He married a second time, in 2003 to Alisha Bien. They have two children, Skylar and Jayden ;-)
now people now about space and they let sientist know about the moon,sun,and other planets
Heptathlon and long jump. Jackie won 6 Olympic medals, 3 each in heptathlon (2 gold, 1 silver) and long jump (1 gold, 2 bronze).
no my teacher said people says she does on the computer but she knows a lot about her
nobody nows for sure some say she had a small wedding in her husbands backyard because he was really rich. but it might not be true this is what it said on bing
Jackie Joyner Kersee is famous for dominance in women's track and field. Considered by many to be the best all-around female athlete in the world.
Track and field athlete. Born Jacqueline Joyner on March 3, 1962, in East St. Louis, Illinois. Joyner-Kersee attended UCLA, where she starred in both track and basketball.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee competed in 4 Summer Olympics (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996) and won 6 medals in long jump (1 gold, 2 bronze) and heptathlon (2 gold, 1 silver).
really Jackie Joyner kersee is still currently alive and she happens to be 49 years old
If you read the Koran, you quickly learn that Islam has degraded women's rights, the ability to learn (if it's not in the Koran, you don't need to know it, according to Mohammed). It is an extremely intolerant religion - if you are not a believer, you are an infidel, and should either be converted o…r die. Women in particular are in trouble in Islam. Look at the countries controlled by the Taliban, who insist upon a strict interpretation of the Koran. If a woman shows her ankle, she is guilty of tempting a man and can receive the death penalty. In Judeo- Christian societies, the man also bears some responsibility for having such a weak will that he gave in! Women are not allowed to learn, and are not allowed outside without a male (even if the "male" is 8 years old). And they dare call this "freedom". If you are not a believer in Islam, one who does believe can lie to you to achieve their goals, with no guilt that they are doing wrong for not telling the truth. Almost all positive contributions to society have been offered by the holders of judeo-christian beliefs which hold that a God with unchanging rules will ultimately judge all, that ALL people are worthy of God's love and compassion. It is this belief in a personal, compassionate, intelligent God that has led people to believe that if a God of order created the world, there must be order to be discovered in it, (though the Catholic church didn't always agree with it.....) leading to discoveries in medicine, physics, astronomy, chemistry, etc. It is the belief that all men are created in God's image that led to the Red Cross and other "humanitarian" charitable organizations. In areas untouched by Christianity, the sick, the poor, the ailing, are left to themselves, because they must have done something to deserve it. (MORE)
Jackie Joyner-Kersee played basketball and competed in track and field in college , and focused only on track and field after college.
Well actually her last name was Joyner but she got married to Bob Kersee her track and field coach and got the last name Kersee.
First of all when are you idiots going stop stop using the word "impact" when it does not mean the sama as "effect". The question for young people to ask properly is to ask, " How did Jacqueline Kenndy effect the American Presidency. The usage of "impact" is used wrong in every day life even by the …press. (MORE)
jackie robinson went through every thing to play baseball and get into the major lead
the importance of Jackie Robinson in society is he was the first African American to be let into major league base ball.he showed that blacks could be just as good as whites at not just base ball but at everything .he showed us that it doesnt matter what your skin color is.its what is inside is what… matters the most.H didnt let the color of his skin stop him from succeding.He ignored the racial comments and showed the world what he could do.And these are just some of the reasons why he is so important to society thier are so any great things he has done to promote his kind and for that i believe that jack roevelt robinson is a united states hero. (MORE)
Jackie Chan has impacted society with his innovative use of comedyand kung fu changing the face of Hong Kong action cinema and indeedaction cinema world wide. He makes movies that are universallyliked in all languages and cultures, no small feat. He positivelyinfluences a lot of people to take contr…ol of their destiny as wellas contributing through extensive charity work. (MORE)
I consider Jackie a model to be copied. She impacted the lives ofmany women on the XX century and still continues to impact us totoday with her example of courage, dedication to her family,intelligence, integrity. She was a woman ahead of her time.
The baseball star, Jackie Robinson, had a major impact on baseball and in US society as a whole. Becoming a Brooklyn Dodger in 1947 was big baseball news as he was the first Afro-American to be a player in the major leagues. This of course led the way for other Afro-Americans to play major league b…aseball. The impact was huge. In 1947, with three baseball teams in the nation's largest city, this became news, but it was bigger news than many Americans today realize. In 1947, there were only two major sports that lite up the sports scene in America. One was college football, the other was baseball. Big time sports today, as example include the NBA, the NFL, and NHL. In 1947 this was not the case. So the impact was greater than if we had all the big spectator sports of today. The impact because of baseball's overall position as the "Nations Pastime" brought more non sports publicity about Jackie Robinson. (MORE)