Florence Griffith Joyner: Final Frames Of the Olympic Games

No doubt about it. Florence Griffith Joyner is the First Lady of track and field. By winning three gold medals and one silver, Flo-Jo surpassed the 28- year-old record of Wilma Rudolph and nearly equaled the four golds of Holland's Fanny Blankers-Koen 40 years ago. The sex symbol of sprinting made her most dramatic strides into the record books with a stunning 200-meter race. In her first heat, she set a new Olympic record. Next day, in the semi- final, she set a new world record of 21.56; less than two hours later, she obliterated it in the final with a...

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