Florence Griffith Joyner
Fastest woman on earth Florence Joyner, also known as “Flo Jo”, was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 21, 1959. At the 1984 Summer Olympics, Joyner won a silver medal in the 200-meter race. She married man performer Al Joyner, brother of famous athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee. In 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Joyner took home three gold medals and a silver. She and her coach, Bob Kersee, came under media speculation when rumors spread that she may have been using performance-enhancing drugs to improve their times. Joyner died unexpectedly in September 1998, at the age of 38, after suffering an epileptic seizure. She still has world records in the 100 and 200-meter events
In 2012, Jeter won three Olympic medals and was in one of the most memorable images of 2012 games as she pointed at his watch while crossing the finish line of the world record setting 4x100m relay. After winning her first World Cup medal in 2007 (bronze), Jeter said she looked at it every morning and evening to help give her motivation. Apparently it worked – Jeter came home from the 2011 World Cup with three medals. Jeter disputed 2010 100m Diamond League title in 2011 and added another by doubling in 200m. Jeter came onto the scene in 2007 to put such a personal record in the 100m of 11.05 at adidas Track Classic and then went on to qualify for their first World Outdoor Championships roster for Team USA. She has since gone on to become the second fastest woman in history, behind only Florence Griffith Joyner. Before 2007 Jeter plagued with injuries from 2003-2005. Jeter is the first ever US Olympic Trials qualifier and Olympian to come from Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Born October 12, 1975, Los Angeles, California, is Marion Jones, the first woman to win five track and field medals in one Olympics. In 2006, tested positive for Jones a prohibited substance, but was later removed by a follow-up test. In 2007, however, she admitted to using banned substances and later returned her Olympic medals.
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