Florence Griffith-Joyner

Running / Painting

Florence Griffith-Joyner, a.k.a. Flo-Jo, was an American sprinter who won a total of 5 Olympic Medals: Silver in the 1984 Olympics in the 200m, and then gold in 1988 for the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m and silver in the 4 x 400m.  Joyner was the winner of the James E Sullivan Award in 1988 as the top amateur athlete in the US.  Her world records in the 100m and the 200m set in 1988 still stand today.  Joyner’s artistic talents could be seen when she was competing on the track with her long and colorful fingernails and unique outfits. She is one of two posthumous members of AOTO, the other being the founder, Al Oerter.

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