August 2, 1996 |
Jackie Joyner-Kersee's last Olympic stand--actually one giant leap on a sore right leg--was good enough Thursday to qualify her for today's long-jump final. Joyner-Kersee, forced out of last weekend's heptathlon because a hamstring injury, made one jump of 21 feet 11 3/4 inches, the exact distance she needed to automatically qualify. Joyner-Kersee, 34, finished sixth in her group. She is the world-record holder at 24-7 and is presumably competing in her last Olympics.
July 14, 1988
Workouts this week will determine if Greg Foster, the world's top-ranked high hurdler, can compete in the U.S. Olympic trials, Foster's adviser, Bob Kersee, said Wednesday. Foster, a two-time world champion and 1984 Olympic silver medalist in the 110-meter hurdles, suffered a broken left forearm July 4 during a routine warm-up drill at Cal Poly Pomona, near his home in Chino Hills. His arm is now fitted in a light plastic brace.
January 31, 1989 |
Standout hurdler Greg Foster, who broke his left arm two weeks before the Olympic trials last summer, broke it again while playing basketball with friends in West Los Angeles. Foster's coach, Bob Kersee, said Foster broke the arm under the metal plate that was inserted during surgery last summer. Foster suffered the injury Monday night. Foster was taken to UCLA Medical Center. An attendant in the emergency room there said that no information could be given about Foster's condition.
August 9, 1992 |
The dramatic story of Gail Devers' recovery from the serious effects of Graves' disease to become the world's fastest woman will be coming soon to a theater or television channel near you. Devers' coach, Bob Kersee, said Saturday that the 100-meter gold medalist had received four offers for television movies of the week and two feature films. Even before she left Los Angeles for the Games, Devers was "taking meetings."
August 3, 1992 |
Olympic 100-meter champion Gail Devers was bothered by numbness in her legs during her races, a condition that she said persisted on Sunday. The problem apparently is related to her battle with Graves' disease, a thyroid condition that nearly resulted in the amputation of her feet a year ago. The numbness began before Saturday's 100-meter semifinals, Devers said Sunday. Her coach, Bob Kersee, noticed she was slow out of the blocks. "He said, 'What's wrong?'
May 18, 1991 |
UCLA's women's track team will take the first step in its quest for the NCAA title when the Great Western-Pacific 10 Conference meet begins today at Arizona State University in Tempe. The Bruins will start the two-day meet with 10 points, earned when heptathlete Tonya Sedwick won the competition earlier in the week. UCLA, which has won four consecutive Pac-10 titles, probably will be challenged by Oregon.