Feb 28, 2023 · As the fastest women in the world take their place on the track in Tokyo, here’s everything you need to know about the late track great who’s ruled the record books for the past 33 years. Florence Griffith-Joyner prepares for a race during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
Nov 9, 2023 · Florence Griffith Joyner, (born December 21, 1959, Los Angeles, California, U.S.—died September 21, 1998, Mission Viejo, California), American sprinter who set world records in the 100 metres (10.49 seconds) and 200 metres (21.34 seconds) that have stood since 1988.
Sep 22, 1998 · Florence Griffith Joyner, three-time gold medalist at 1988 Summer Olympics who revolutionized women's sprinting with her searing speed and flamboyant fashion sense, dies at age 38; photos (M)
Sep 21, 2023 · Olympic gold medalist Florence "Flo-Jo" Griffith Joyner died in her sleep on Sept. 21, 1998. The sprinter's world records for the 100 meter and 200 meter events remain unbroken.
Griffith Joyner's records for 100m and 200m have yet to be broken. At the Games in Seoul, she ran in both relays, winning a third gold medal in the 4x100m and a silver in the 4x400m. In 1998, Griffith Joyner died in her sleep at the age of 38, the victim of a form of epileptic seizure that led her to suffocate.
Florence GRIFFITH-JOYNER. Athlete Name. Florence GRIFFITH-JOYNER. Country. United States. Born. 21 DEC 1959. Athlete Code. 14359548. Follow me. Follow me. Honours Summary. 3x Olympic champion. 1x World champion. 2x Olympic Games Silver medallist. 1x World Championships Silver medallist. More Honours. Loading...
Mar 17, 2003 · Griffith Joyner, Florence. She was fast and flashy, a babe, a blur, exactly what the world of track and field needed. After years of androgynous-looking East Germans, the Heikes and the Heidis, American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner brought a dash of glamor to a sport that was fast losing fans.