CASI BUI: FLORENCE GRIFFITH-JOYNER

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] CASI BUI: FLORENCE GRIFFITH-JOYNER

Paola Vago

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Almost 30 years later, the women's world records on 100 and 200 meters still belong to her, to Flo-Jo, the fastest woman ever. Born in Los Angeles on 21 December 1959 to a poor family with 11 children, an Indian-born electrician and an Irish kindergarten teacher. From an early age she showed remarkable athletic qualities, which in a very short time led her to victories in the first school competitions by winning the Jesse Owens National Youth Games. During the years of her attendance at California State University she met Bob Kersee who will become her coach and lead her to achieve the most important successes of her career. Flo-Jo was a very talented athlete, also known for her beauty and vanity. She loved wearing multicolored and rather eccentric tight-fitting leotards, she took care of her fingernails in an exhibitionist form, which were often framed when leaving the blocks.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] CASI BUI: FLORENCE GRIFFITH-JOYNER
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)41-41
Number of pages1
JournalLA RIVISTA DI EDUCAZIONE FISICA SCIENZE MOTORIE E SPORT
Volume2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • olimpiadi- atletica - storia dello sport

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