The Olympic Legend With Equally Iconic Style ?? The fastest Woman in the World: Record Smashing American sprinter
Florence Griffith Joyner aka Flo-Jo was an American track and field athlete, considered the fastest woman of all time. She set world records in the 100 meters ( 10.49 seconds) and 200 meters (21.34 seconds) which still holds till today.
The former hair and nail technician turned Olympic gold medalist known for her flamboyant fashion statements coloured track and field bright with her iconic style featuring form-fitting bodysuits, one legged tracksuits and six-inch fingernails. Beyonce paid tribute to the award winning athlete rocking her iconic style for Halloween in 2018.
Griffith-Joyner is the first American female Olympian to win four medals in a single year.
At the 1984 Summer Olympics, “Flo Jo,” won a silver medal in the 200-meter run.
The three time Olympic winning athlete with searing speed retired after the 1988 Olympics, where she won three gold medals.
Even upon retirement from sports, Griffith Joyner continued to live her fashion dream, launching her own line and designing the uniforms of the Indiana Pacers. She delved into acting as well.
Griffith Joyner later established a foundation for underprivileged children and from 1993 to 1995 served as the cochair of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.
She was inducted into the Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1995.
The Olympic winning athlete died in her sleep in 1998 at age 38 following an epileptic seizure. She was married to fellow athlete Al Joyner, the brother of famed athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee. ?