Florence “Flo-Jo” Griffith-Joyner is born

December 21

On December 21, 1959,  Florence “Flo-Jo” Griffith-Joyner was born. 

Florence Griffith-Joyner was an Olympic sprinter who became known as “Flo-Jo” for her athletic talent. During her professional career, Joyner earned five Olympic medals, including three gold medals and two silver medals.

On September 21, 1998, Florence Griffith-Joyner suddenly passed away at the age of 38.


A&E Networks Television. (2021, May 6). Florence Joyner. Biography.com. Retrieved December 1, 2022, from https://www.biography.com/athlete/florence-joyner

BBC. (n.d.). London 2012: The real florence griffith-joyner. BBC Sport. Retrieved December 1, 2022, from https://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/17587186

Florence Griffith-Joyner biography, olympic medals, records and age. Olympics.com. (n.d.). Retrieved December 1, 2022, from https://olympics.com/en/athletes/florence-griffith-joyner

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