Florence Griffith-Joyner (born Delorez Florence Griffith), also
known as Flo-Jo (December 21, 1959 - September 21, 1998) was an
American track and field athlete. She is best known for her media
flamboyance and World Records in the 100 m and 200 m, which still
stand as of 2008.
She stunned the world when "known as a 200 m runner" she ran a
new 100 m World Record of 10.49 in the quarter-finals of the US
Known by the world as "Flo-Jo", Griffith-Joyner was the big
favorite for the titles in the sprint events at the 1988 Summer
Olympics. She won a gold medal in the former event, and a silver in
the latter, her first international 4 x 400 m relay. Her effort in
the 100m was ranked 98th in Channel 4's 100 Greatest Sporting
Moments in 2002. She was the 1988 recipient of the James E.
Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States.