Florence Griffith-Joyner

Known to the world simply as “Flo Jo,” in 1988 Griffith Joyner tried out for the U.S. Olympic team, and broke the world record in the 100-meter race, with a time of 10.49 seconds. At the 1988 Olympics games in Seoul, Korea she won the 100-meter race coming in at 10.54 seconds, she also broke the 200-meter world record with a time of 21.34. Her accolades include winning a silver medal in the 200-meter dash in the 1984 Olympics, and winning three gold medals throughout her career. Noted as the “fastest woman of all time,” Flo Jo died from epilepsy in 1998. She was 38.

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