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  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee Research Paper

    Jackie Joyner-Kersee is widely known as one of the all-time greatest female athletes out there. She is known mostly for her high achievements in the sport of track and field but has many other accomplishments that are not as well advertised. She is also known for some of the many world records she set and some that she still holds. Jackie Joyner-Kersee is someone that even when she is long gone, everyone will still remember. On March 3, 1962 unto the world was born a little baby girl whom no one knew was one day going to have such an impact on both the world of sports and the world around her; Jacqueline “Jackie” Joyner-Kersee. When Jackie was born her grandmother said that she must be named Jacqueline because, “She would be the first woman of something”. Little did they know that statement would come true in the years to come. Jackie was born and raised in small town East St. Louis, Illinois. She lived there along with her mother, father, great-grandmother and her brother. They lived in a small four room house that they could hardly maintain especially during the cold months when the pipes would freeze, but they did what they could. Jackie’s mother Mary was a huge influence on Jackie’s sports career because she refused to let Jackie or her brother (Olympic athlete Al Joyner) date before the age of eighteen and forced them into other interesting activities because she did not want them to end up a young teen parent like she once had been. Growing up in a small town and not…

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  • Jesse Owens Accomplishments

    Jesse Owens was a very revolutionary figure. Some of the reasons he was revolutionary was that he won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games, at the 1935 Big Ten Track and Field Championship he broke 3 world records and he tied one world record, and after he was a runner in the olympics he was a motivational speaker. Jesse Owens was one of the most well-known African American athletes in sports history. He also was one of the greatest olympians to ever compete, probably ranking in the top-5.…

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  • Ancient Olympics: How Does It Compare To The Modern Olympics?

    Ancient Olympics: How does it compare to the Modern Olympics? I am a twenty-four year old Olympian from Columbia, South Carolina and I am currently practicing for the 2016 Olympics which starts in 2 months. I will practice at Brazil, so I can be adapted to the conditions in Brazil for the Olympics. I will participate in the decathlon to try to win a gold medal; I got third place last time in London. I have always wondered how the Ancient Olympics would have been. Maybe the early Olympians…

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  • Keller High Reflection

    Keller High’s Academic Decathlon team is well-renowned in the state of Texas. However, every team has its own weakness, and Keller’s is mathematics. Though we consistently score among the top schools in our state for the nine other events (outperforming every other team in the subjective events), we are almost always pulled down by our remarkably low math results. Having been a seasoned veteran in advanced and competition math, I volunteered to teach the concepts and applications of each year’s…

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  • Jim Thorpe Research Paper

    James Thorpe goes by the name Jim Thorpe. He went to the Olympics in the summer of 1912. The Olympics were held in Stockholm’s Sweden. The pentathlon and the decathlon were added to the Olympics for the first time. Since the Olympics were held in Sweden the events were a little different. He was an one man team for almost all the track meets he went to. Here are some of his records: he could run the 100 yard dash in 10 seconds, the 220 in 21.8 seconds, the 440 in 51.8 seconds, the 880 in…

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  • Correlation Of Performance

    Assignment 7 1. The correlations between the performance in the Shot Put event and the nine other events of the decathlon ranged from r(107) = .042 to .789. The two strongest correlates of the performance in the Shot Put event were the performance in the Discus Throw event, r(107) = .79, p <.001, and the 100m Dash event, r(107) = .50, p < .001. The effect size of the correlations between the performance score in the Shot Put and these two decathlon events are large, which suggests that…

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  • Extracurricular Activities Of Johnston Highschool

    This is the case at JHS, according to Mr. Gary Ross, he says that the budget for athletics is about $320,000 per year. Approximately $200,000 of that comes from the school board, while the other $120,000 comes from ticket sales, donations, and grants. Many programs at Johnston struggle to get any funding at all. When asked about the kind of funding that the academic extracurricular activities receives Mrs. Sue Cline said, “starting last year, for this year, I was told that I could use $500…

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  • Spider-Man Homecoming Movie Analysis

    such a way. However, it isn’t just the cast that has changed in this new Spider-Man Homecoming movie. One of the most unused politically correct themes in movies has always been the pushing of mixed race relationships. Spider-Man Homecoming takes this message the other way as both the hero, Peter and the villain, the Vulture engage in mixed-race relationships. This new politically correct Spider-Man changes well known characters to provide a more racially diverse cast. Throughout the movie there…

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  • Letter Of Reflective Essay To James Newman

    my feelings and emotions with. Although at first only our interest in culture diversity connected us, I quickly found that we had more in common than I ever imagined. Our personalities just seemed to be highly similar to each other. I never expected to develop such a close friendship with a professor, but now, four years later, I’m extremely happy that I decided to take world geography with Mr. Newman. Although freshmen year was a pivotal moment for my relationship with Mr. Newman, it was…

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  • Wilma Rudolph's Accomplishments

    The 1956 Olympics Wilma Rudolph a 16 year old won a bronze medal in the 4x100 meter relay, this achievement was even more remarkable considering that she had polio as a child and wore braces on her legs until the age of nine. She began running and no one could stop her, in high school she never lost a meet. After triumphing in the 1956 Olympics she did even better in the 1960 Olympic games, winning gold medals in the 100 meter, 200 meter, and 4x100 meter relay. She became the first american…

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