Find the best quotes by Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
There are many women who came before me who didn’t really have the same opportunities that I have had. That’s why I always wanted to…
Some people are embarrassed to say they came from East St. Louis, Ill., but now more people want to claim it. I grew up in…
My passion for giving is no different than yours. I give because it’s in my heart to give. I give because I was taught to…
I don’t think there is a perfect athlete. But if I had to come close to picking someone who demonstrates all the traits that I…
I always have been trying to work on the other side of Jackie, and that is, making sure that my appearance, that my image, is…
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…
As you grow older and young people come up to you with their history books, you realize that some of the things I have been…
I learned to listen and listen very well. It helped me athletically and in the classroom as well. The person who talks a lot or…
Even though I’m not a competitive athlete, I have to still maintain things and try to keep myself fit because I am at that age…
It wasn’t until I was 14 and watched the 1976 Olympic games on television that I really started to dream about the big time. I…
Quality training is what I do now; before it was a combination of both quality and quantity. Now I’m not trying to be a world-class…
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…
I’m more of a hands-on person. I like working with young people from the standpoint of providing support for the grassroots programs. State, national and…
There are a lot of other people that really play a significant role in helping you become an Olympian.
The person who talks a lot or talks over people misses out because they weren’t listening.
People assume that because I’m a great athlete, I can dance. But no. My rhythm is off a little bit.
People assuming that because I’m a great athlete, I can dance. But no. My rhythm is off a little bit.
I’m always challenged by someone.
I’ve had asthma my entire life.
I really do miss playing basketball. I don’t play a lot of pick-up games. But I do like using basketball as a form of cross…
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