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  1. Jan 13, 2023 · The women’s competition featured Americans Florence Griffith Joyner, winner of three gold medals, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who earned gold medals in the heptathlon and the long jump. Weightlifter Naim Suleymanoglu of Turkey won the first of his two career gold medals in the featherweight division.

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  2. Jan 23, 2023 · This isn’t the first time Richardson has made the news in recent years. In June 2021, she stunned with her breakneck speed and flamboyant style, reminiscent of Florence Griffith-Joyner. With orange hair flying behind her, Richardson won the women’s 100-meter final at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.

  3. Jan 25, 2023 · The woman with the fastest running record is Florence Griffith-Joyner. Reporting from Healthline, Florence can cover a distance of 100 meters in just 10.49 seconds. It means she can run 9.53 meters per second. This speed makes Florence Griffith-Joyner the fastest woman in the world.

  4. Jan 12, 2023 · He was 80. Smith passed away on Jan. 4 at his home in La Mesa, California. He had cancer and had been in hospice care, said his wife, Judy Smith. “People use the word legendary way too often, but in Jack’s case it might be an understatement,” said David Ake, the AP’s director of photography.

  5. Jan 13, 2023 · Smith wanted him to get one photo featuring the two honorees, sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner and swimmer Matt Biondi. But the two did not appear onstage together, and Wahl-Stephens failed to ...

  6. Jan 26, 2023 · Only Florence Griffith-Joyner of the USA (21.34) has run faster. Her patience, she said, and trust in her coach, made all the difference last year after coming off injury in 2020 when stress fractures in her shins threatened to derail her promising career.

  7. Jan 23, 2023 · “LA used to be the pinnacle of the track and field world - and we intend to reignite that passion in one of the largest and most successful running communitie­s in the world,” said Bobby Kersee, who has also coached several other female Olympic gold medallists, including the late Florence Griffith Joyner and Gail Devers.

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