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Florence Griffith Joyner

Biography

American track and field athlete most widely known for setting the planet records for both 100 meter and 200 meter sprints. She gained three silver medals on the 1988 Olympics, in addition to two sterling silver medals. Fans sometimes make reference to her as Flo-Jo. She needed to drop out of university and be a loan provider teller when economic issues embroiled her family members. After placing a trial globe record on the 1988 Olympics, rumours begun to circulate that she was using functionality enhancing medications, but numerous lab tests disproved these promises. She was briefly involved to Olympic hurdler Greg Foster. She acquired a little girl, Mary Ruth, with her hubby Al Joyner. She and diver Greg Louganis had been two of the superstars on the 1988 Olympics.

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Full Name Florence Griffith Joyner
Date Of Birth December 21, 1959
Died September 21, 1998, Mission Viejo, California, United States
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.7 m
Weight 58 kg
Profession Runner
Education California State University, Northridge, Jordan High School, University of California, Los Angeles
Nationality American
Spouse Al Joyner
Children Mary Ruth Joyner
Parents Robert Griffith, Florence Griffith
Siblings Vivian Johnson, Kathleen Wiggs, Elizabeth Tate, Weldon Pitts
Awards James E. Sullivan Award, Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Female Athlete
Movies Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 251-252. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
2As at 2004 still world record holder over 100 metres (10' 49") and 200 metres (21' 34").
3Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 2004.
4Sister-in-law of Jackie Joyner.
5Her sister-in-law's husband, Bob Kersse, used to coach her.
6Daughter, with Al Joyner, Mary Ruth (b. 15 November 1990).
7Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year 1988
8Florence Joyner Olympiad Park dedicated in Mission Viejo, California, USA. [May 2000]
9A week-long previously filmed stint with Ms. Joyner appeared on Hollywood Squares (1998) beginning the day she passed away.
10Olympic track and field gold medalist.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Brian Benben Show2000TV SeriesFlorence Griffith Joyner
Mafia!1998Women running (uncredited)
Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story1996TV MovieDomino player
The Nanny1995TV SeriesFlorence Griffith Joyner
Santa Barbara1992TV SeriesTerry Holloway
Kareinaru tsuiseki1989TV Movie as Joyner - Florence

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Brian Benben Show2000TV Series dedicated to the memory of - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ESPN SportsCentury2001-2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Squares1998TV SeriesHerself
Guide to Healthy Living1998Video shortHerself
Pacific Blue1997TV SeriesHerself
Social Studies1997TV SeriesHerself
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine1996TV SpecialHerself
Hang Time1996TV SeriesHerself
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHerself
1993 Essence Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
Victory & Valor: Special Olympics World Games1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHerself
The Home Show1990TV SeriesHerself
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Female Musical Performer
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Seoul 1988: Games of the XXIV Olympiad1988TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Bob Hope's Jolly Christmas Show1988TV MovieHerself
2271988TV SeriesHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1988TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1988TV SeriesHerself
Das aktuelle Sportstudio1987TV Series documentaryHerself
The 6th Annual Black Achievement Awards1985TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2 Everything 2 Terrible Tokyo Drift2010VideoHerself
Beyond the Glory2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait2000TV Series documentary
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1988TV SeriesHerself from BOB HOPE'S JOLLY CHRISTMAS SHOW

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanySportsFor her performance on the Olympic Games in Seoul.
1989Kids' Choice AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Athlete


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