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On This Day In Sports: The Fastest Women In The World, Florence Griffith-Joyner, Dies

On this day in sports: September 21, 1998, American Sprinter and the “fastest woman in the world” to this day Florence Griffith-Joyner dies at the age of 38 due to complications with epilepsy. Griffith-Joyner competed in 2 Olympic Games (1984 Los Angeles, California and 1988 Seoul, South Korea) where she broke the 200 meter World Record at 21.34 seconds. Griffith-Joyner mostly known to the world as Flo-Jo aslo holds the World Record in the Women’s 100 Meter Dash at 10.49 seconds which she set at the 1987 Track and Field World Championships. Flo-Jo retired from competetive Track and Field with 5 total Olympic Game medals (3 Gold and 2 Silver) following the 1988 Olympics to pursue other career interest in fashion design and crafts.

As mentioned above her records still stand and no female sprinter has yet to come close to breaking either of them.


September 21, 2010 - Posted by | Random, Scores, This Day In Sports, Track and Field

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