Jackie Fie-Klein
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Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Birthdate: July 11, 1937

Jackie Fie-Klein’s only Olympic experience as an athlete came in the Melbourne, Australia Games of 1956. She did not come away with a medal, but she took with her an attitude toward fairness and objectivity that years later were the basis of change she initiated as an FIG administrator in the way judging takes place. The 12-year president of the FIG Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee was instrumental in creating “quasi-objective rules” for judging, an idea that ensured fairness and unbiased ruling by judges, particularly in international competition. Fie-Klein also coached, judged, taught and lectured over the course of her successful career.

Fie-Klein, Jackie
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Jackie Fie-Klein’s only Olympic experience as an athlete came in the Melbourne, Australia Games of 1956. She did not come away with a medal, but she took with her an attitude toward fairness and objectivity that years later were the basis of change she initiated as an FIG administrator in the way judging takes place. The 12-year president of the FIG Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee was instrumental in creating “quasi-objective rules” for judging, an idea that ensured fairness and unbiased ruling by judges, particularly in international competition. Fie-Klein also coached, judged, taught and lectured over the course of her successful career.