Jackie Joyner- Kersee Bio, Net Worth, Height and Career

Jackie Joyner- Kersee Bio, Net Worth, Height and Career

Jackie Joyner- Kersee is an American retired track and field athlete and she is ranked among all-time greatest athletes in the heptathlon and also the long jumper. Jacqueline “Jackie” Joyner-Kersee was born in March 3, 1962 in East St, Louis,Illinois to her parents “Alfred joyner, Sr” as a father and “Mary joyner” as a mother. She was named after Jackie Kennedy.

Jackie Joyner- Kersee

Jackie Joyner -Early Life

She finished her high school from East St. Louis Lincoln Senior High School. As a school athlete, Jackie Joyner qualified for the final in the long jump at the 1980 Olympic Trials, finishing 8th behind next high scorer, Carol Lewis. Jackie Joyner- Kersee was inspired to compete in multi-disciplinary track and field events by watching “Babe Didrikson Zaharias” a 1975 made-for-TV-movie.

In the 20th century “Greatest Female Athlete of the First Half was choose to Didrikson, the trackster,  pro golfer as well as basketball player too but after fifteen years later, Sports Illustrated for Women magazine voted for Jackie Joyner- Kersee as the greatest female athlete of all-time, just ahead Zaharias.

Jackie Joyner- Kersee-career

Jackie Joyner has won three gold, one silver and two Bronze medals on the Olympic in those two events of four different Olympic Games. She was also voted by Illustrated of Woman magazine as the Female Athlete of all-time. Jackie Joyner- Kersee has been involving in many philanthropic efforts after her retirement and has joined the Board of Directions for USA Track and Field (USATF), also known as the national governing body of the sport. She is also one of the famous athletes to have overcome severe asthma.

Jackie Joyner- Kersee has also signed on to play the pro basketball for the Richmond Rage on the Fledgling American Basketball League in 1996. She has less success on the court even she was very popular within the fans.

Jackie Joyner estimated net worth is $5 million. Her recorded height is 5 feet 10 inch (178 cm) and her weight is 66 kg.

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