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Jackie Fie-Klein

Class of 1979· Disciplines(s): Women's Artistic· Inducted as: Athlete Coach Contributor

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 a 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.