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Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Olympic Legend, Award-Winning Philanthropist, American Record-Holder in the Long Jump & Founder of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation

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 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Biography

As one of the most decorated female athletes of all-time, Jackie Joyner-Kersee dominated the track and field circuit for 13 years and won three gold, one silver, and two bronze medals spanning four Olympic Games during her illustrious career. At the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, she won the silver medal in the heptathlon. Four years later, at the 1988 Games in Seoul, Korea, Joyner-Kersee struck gold in both her signature eventsthe heptathlon (world record) and long jump. She followed that up at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Spain, by winning gold in the heptathlon and bronze in the long jump. In her final Olympic appearance at the 1996 Atlanta Games, she won the bronze medal in the long jump. In addition, she won a total of four gold medals (two in the heptathlon and two in the long jump) at three different World Championships and finished first in the long jump at the 1987 Pan American Games.

Sports Illustrated for Women magazine named Jackie Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century. On three different occasions (1994, 1987, and 1986), she was honored by Track & Field News as the World Athlete of the Year. She also was named as the top American Athlete five times (1994, 1992, 1991, 1987, and 1986).

Joyner-Kerse received the Jesse Owens Award in both 1986 and 1987. She still holds the world record in the heptathlon (7291 points) and is the American record holder in both the heptathlon and long jump (24-7). On December 3, 2004, she was inducted into the US Track and Field Hall of Fame. The March 2002 issue of Ebony included her on its list of the Top 10 Greatest African American Women Athletes.

Joyner-Kersee attended college at UCLA and starred in both track and field and women's basketball from 1980 to 1985. A four-year starter on the Bruins' basketball team, she is still listed among the school's career leader in scoring average, rebounding, and assists.

The inaugural recipient of the Humanitarian Athlete of the Year, Joyner-Kersee is known worldwide for her interest in aiding others. She has helped to build the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center Foundation in her hometown of East St. Louis, Illinois, that has raised more than $12 million.

In 2007, shealong with several notable athletesfounded Athletes for Hope, a charitable organization of professional athletes who get involved in charitable causes and inspire millions of non-athletes to volunteer and support their community.

In 2010, Joyner-Kersee was honored with an NCAA Silver Anniversary Award given each year by the American National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to recognize six distinguished former student-athletes on their 25th anniversary as college graduates. Most recently, she was selected as the recipient of the 2011 Dick Enberg Award. The Award is presented annually to a person whose actions and commitment have furthered the meaning and reach of the Academic All-America Teams Program and/or the student-athlete while promoting the values of education and academics.

Joyner-Kersee has recently embarked upon a nationwide effort to enhance the comprehensive health of our nation's communities through the promotion of healthy lifestyles. She has been asked by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote My Plate, the replacement for the food pyramid. She has also joined forces with the 77-year-old Farm Foundation to address the availability of healthy foods in challenged communities throughout the United States. In addition, she just completed a series of internal Public Service Announcements to promote the use of the agency's online products.

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A Kind of Grace: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Female Athlete

A Kind of Grace: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Female Athlete

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  • Achieving Success

  • Asthma

  • Community Involvement

  • Competition

  • Education

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Olympic Legend, Award-Winning Philanthropist, American Record-Holder in the Long Jump & Founder of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee Biography

As one of the most decorated female athletes of all-time, Jackie Joyner-Kersee dominated the track and field circuit for 13 years and won three gold, one silver, and two bronze medals spanning four Olympic Games during her illustrious career. At the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, she won the silver medal in the heptathlon. Four years later, at the 1988 Games in Seoul, Korea, Joyner-Kersee struck gold in both her signature eventsthe heptathlon (world record) and long jump. She followed that up at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Spain, by winning gold in the heptathlon and bronze in the long jump. In her final Olympic appearance at the 1996 Atlanta Games, she won the bronze medal in the long jump. In addition, she won a total of four gold medals (two in the heptathlon and two in the long jump) at three different World Championships and finished first in the long jump at the 1987 Pan American Games.

Sports Illustrated for Women magazine named Jackie Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century. On three different occasions (1994, 1987, and 1986), she was honored by Track & Field News as the World Athlete of the Year. She also was named as the top American Athlete five times (1994, 1992, 1991, 1987, and 1986).

Joyner-Kerse received the Jesse Owens Award in both 1986 and 1987. She still holds the world record in the heptathlon (7291 points) and is the American record holder in both the heptathlon and long jump (24-7). On December 3, 2004, she was inducted into the US Track and Field Hall of Fame. The March 2002 issue of Ebony included her on its list of the Top 10 Greatest African American Women Athletes.

Joyner-Kersee attended college at UCLA and starred in both track and field and women's basketball from 1980 to 1985. A four-year starter on the Bruins' basketball team, she is still listed among the school's career leader in scoring average, rebounding, and assists.

The inaugural recipient of the Humanitarian Athlete of the Year, Joyner-Kersee is known worldwide for her interest in aiding others. She has helped to build the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center Foundation in her hometown of East St. Louis, Illinois, that has raised more than $12 million.

In 2007, shealong with several notable athletesfounded Athletes for Hope, a charitable organization of professional athletes who get involved in charitable causes and inspire millions of non-athletes to volunteer and support their community.

In 2010, Joyner-Kersee was honored with an NCAA Silver Anniversary Award given each year by the American National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to recognize six distinguished former student-athletes on their 25th anniversary as college graduates. Most recently, she was selected as the recipient of the 2011 Dick Enberg Award. The Award is presented annually to a person whose actions and commitment have furthered the meaning and reach of the Academic All-America Teams Program and/or the student-athlete while promoting the values of education and academics.

Joyner-Kersee has recently embarked upon a nationwide effort to enhance the comprehensive health of our nation's communities through the promotion of healthy lifestyles. She has been asked by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote My Plate, the replacement for the food pyramid. She has also joined forces with the 77-year-old Farm Foundation to address the availability of healthy foods in challenged communities throughout the United States. In addition, she just completed a series of internal Public Service Announcements to promote the use of the agency's online products.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee Videos

  • Jackie Joyner Kersee - YouTube
    Almost Impossible S1 • E9 Why It's Almost Impossible to Run 100 Meters In 9 Seconds | WIRED - Duration: 14:05. WIRED 4,763,149 views.
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee on empowering youth through agriculture ...
    Jackie Joyner-Kersee, an Olympic legend and gold medalist, announces her new partnership with 4-H and discusses why agriculture and ...
  • Jacqueline Joyner Kersee on Her Story

Jackie Joyner-Kersee Books

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee Speaking Topics

  • Achieving Success

  • Asthma

  • Community Involvement

  • Competition

  • Education

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  • How to book Jackie Joyner-Kersee?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jackie Joyner-Kersee for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jackie Joyner-Kersee, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jackie Joyner-Kersee or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jackie Joyner-Kersee?

    Booking fees for Jackie Joyner-Kersee, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jackie Joyner-Kersee, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jackie Joyner-Kersee?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jackie Joyner-Kersee for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jackie Joyner-Kersee for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jackie Joyner-Kersee or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jackie Joyner-Kersee or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jackie Joyner-Kersee for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Jackie Joyner-Kersee generally travels from East Saint Louis, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lisa Leslie, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Caitlyn Jenner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jackie Joyner-Kersee for an upcoming event.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee Speaker Videos

  • Jackie Joyner Kersee - YouTube
    Almost Impossible S1 • E9 Why It's Almost Impossible to Run 100 Meters In 9 Seconds | WIRED - Duration: 14:05. WIRED 4,763,149 views.
    Jackie Joyner-Kersee on empowering youth through agriculture ...
    Jackie Joyner-Kersee, an Olympic legend and gold medalist, announces her new partnership with 4-H and discusses why agriculture and ...
  • Jacqueline Joyner Kersee on Her Story

Jackie Joyner-Kersee Speaking Topics

  • Achieving Success

  • Asthma

  • Community Involvement

  • Competition

  • Education

Jackie Joyner-Kersee News

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