"The glory of sport comes from dedication, determination and desire. Achieving success and personal glory in athletics has less to do with wins and losses than it does with learning how to prepare yourself so that at the end of the day, whether on the track or in the office, you know that there was nothing more that you could have done to reach your ultimate goal." – Jackie Joyner-Kersee (b. March 3, 1962)
Jacqueline "Jackie" Joyner-Kersee was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on March 3, 1962. She is a retired American athlete, ranked among the greatest athletes in women's track and field combined events. She won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals. Sports Illustrated for Women has voted Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century. After retiring from competitive sports, she has been involved with many philanthropic initiatives and sits on the Board of Directors of the USA Track & Field. Find more inspirational quotes here. You can also find much more at our main website here.