Florence Griffith Joyner "Flojo" (Dec. 1959 -Sept. 1998) dazzled the world at the 1988 Olympics with gold medal wins in the 100 meter, 200 meter, & 4x100 meter relay, plus a silver. Flo-Jo almost won a place on the 1980 Olympic team. She married 1984 Olympic gold medal triple jumper Al Joyner in 1987. She retired from sports in 1989, appearing as an actress, making a fitness video, and writing children's books. She died after a heart seizure in 1998.