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Florence Griffith Joyner ~Flo-Jo~ By: A.Z.. Early Life Florence Griffith Joyner She was born on December 21 st, 1959 She began her life in the projects.

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1 Florence Griffith Joyner ~Flo-Jo~ By: A.Z.

2 Early Life Florence Griffith Joyner She was born on December 21 st, 1959 She began her life in the projects of South Central Los Angeles She was instilled to the values of independence and individualism in her house hold from an early age …

3 Early Life… When Flo was 7 years old, she began Running She was a Star Athlete by adolescence, and a straight – A student She was raised in the Jordan Downs public housing complex

4 Reaching The Climax Her excellence in all endeavors inspired her fans to achieve their own great heights She was a true role model who everyone wanted to follow She captured the world with her speed, grace and charm

5 The Top of The Mountain She captured people’s attention by flashy one-legged outfits, long hair, and brightly painted fingernails She won 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympic games She broke world records in the 100 and 200 meter women’s events …

6 The Top of The Mountain… She earned herself the title of: “World’s Fastest Woman” The picture of her waving the American flag at the Seoul games was “A legend that defined the American Dream”

7 Paparazzi She was an eloquent spokeswoman who shared her expertise and enthusiasm for fitness with the nation She was a Co-chairman of the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports She excelled in the fields of fashion design, acting, writing, sports casting, a wife, and a mother

8 Death She died on September 21 st, 1998 due to epileptic seizure in her sleep

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