JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE TO RECEIVE MUSIAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WHEN GREATEST MOMENTS OF SPORTSMANSHIP ARE CELEBRATED IN ST. LOUIS ON NOV. 18
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 17, 2017 – She has been called the greatest female athlete of her time. It’s a reflection of the success she achieved as a track and field superstar. But it’s also an apt way to describe Jackie Joyner-Kersee as a person. She is the greatest. The East St. Louis native and six-time Olympic medalist is as gracious, kind and humble as they come.
For embodying those virtues on the track and throughout her life, Joyner-Kersee is receiving the highest award for sportsmanship: the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award. It will be presented to her at the Musial Awards as part of an extraordinary night celebrating and elevating sportsmanship in America. The event takes place on Nov. 18 at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
ABBEY D’AGOSTINO AMONG THOSE BEING CELEBRATED IN ST. LOUIS ON NOV. 18 FOR EXTRAORDINARY SPORTSMANSHIP
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 5, 2017 – The standout story of sportsmanship from the Rio Olympics will be celebrated at the Musial Awards in St. Louis on Nov. 18. Abbey D’Agostino is set to attend the event and be recognized for the remarkable selflessness she displayed at last year’s Summer Games.
In the 5,000-meter race, the American runner collided with Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand causing both athletes to fall to the track. D’Agostino got to her feet, but instead of continuing on, she helped Hamblin up and encouraged her to finish the race. Moments later, Hamblin returned the favor as D’Agostino’s leg buckled from injury. Both runners crossed the finish line, an especially amazing feat for D’Agostino, who was diagnosed with a torn ACL. Next month, the Topsfield, Mass., native will receive the Musial Award in St. Louis for her extraordinary sportsmanship.