FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER: The Fastest Woman Of All Time!

Florence Griffith Joyner of Los Angeles, Calif., waves to spectators as she holds aloft a U.S.A #1 sign following her world record performance in the finals of the womens 200 meters race, Thursday, Sept. 29, 1988, Seoul, Korea. Griffith Joyner ran a 21.34 seconds race to win the gold and break her old record. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)

Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner (December 21, 1959 – September 21, 1998), also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the fastest woman of all time based on the fact that the world records she set in 1988 for both the 100 m and 200 m still stand and have yet to be seriously challenged. She attended California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

During the late 1980s she became a popular figure during her Olympic and in international track and field competitions because of her record-setting performances and flashy personal style. Everything from hair, nails and one leg track suits. She was an ICON in fashion, beauty as well as track and field!
On this day in 1998, She died in her sleep as the result of an epileptic seizure in 1998 at the age of 38.

Below is her daughter who is now one amazing singer!!



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