I wanted to be Flo Jo #PassionateSpot #BlackHistory

379249_10151415051517855_116514581_nDid you know that 25 years ago, at the 1988 Olympics, “Flo Jo” ran the 200 meters in 21.34 seconds — setting a record that no female athlete in the world has been able to beat since?

Quick Facts

  • NAME: Florence Delorez Griffith-Joyner
  • OCCUPATION: Track and Field Athlete
  • BIRTH DATE: December 21, 1959
  • DEATH DATE: September 21, 1998
  • EDUCATION: Jordan High School, California State University at Northridge
more about Florence

Best Known For

Olympic gold medalist Florence Joyner brought style to track and field with form-fitting bodysuits, six-inch fingernails and amazing speed. She still holds the world records in the 100- and 200-meter events.

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Comments

  1. Love it! I just knew I was going to the Olympics and run with Flo Jo when I was little!

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