Olympic Gold Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee Joins Digital Health Startup Management Team


PHILADELPHIA, PA – Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee joins management team of Fitly, a digital health startup company which has released a new product called SmartPlate™, the company’s flagship product. It helps users get a detailed breakdown of the food they are eating by incorporating a camera and sensors plate and instantly analyzes everything you eat. Source: MedCity News
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a three-time track and field gold medal winner and will be joining Fitly as “investor, co-founder and the head of wellness.”
The MedCity News article points out how there is a good fit between Fitly and Joyner-Kersee, according to the co-founder and CEO, Anthony Ortiz:

“We didn’t just want an endorser” … This worked out perfectly for us because the incentives are so well aligned. Jackie can open up doors for us. If we were to knock on some doors, they may open the door it wouldn’t be the same greeting as when Jackie knocks on the door.”

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a three-time Olympic Heptathlon Gold Medalist. She won a silver medal in the heptathlon in the 1984 Olympics and gold medals in the 1988 and 1992 Games. She also won a gold medal in the long jump in 1988 and a bronze at the 1992 Olympics. Joyner-Kersee is the heptathlon world record-holder and American record-holder in the long jump. She won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals, in those two different events.
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