The Fastest Woman in the World

The Fastest Woman in the World

Real Name: Florence Griffith Joyner
Category: Sports Heroes
Submitted by: Bob Sacamano
Posted Date: 2010-08-14
Last Modified: 2019-12-18

Who can forget the glamourous, flamboyant movie star looks and long fingernails she wore while running to victory and setting records in the 100 and 200 meter sprints at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, and leaving no doubt that she was the “world’s fastest woman”. She was married to olympic athlete and personal trainer Al Joyner, who is the brother of olympic athlete Jackie Joyner Kersee.

What happened to:

“Flo Jo” died at the young age of 38 from an epilectic seizure on Sept. 21, 1998.


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The Fastest Woman in the World