Florence Griffith Joyner

Olympic Gold Medalist & Style Icon

Flo Jo who’s name was Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner was born in California. She started running track at the age of 7. She went to college at the University of California to train, and by the next year she entered and won a silver medal in the Olympics. Because of her speed and style, she became a celebrity. She was known for wearing bright colors and having long 


She went and trained even harder and more than before. Her husband, who she married in 1987, also had a gold medal in the high jump. With her changes she saw the results she wanted and won the three gold medals that year. 


After meeting her goals she gave back to the community by making a foundation for kids. In 1995 she was inducted into the track and Field Hall of Fame.

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