, who died from a severe epileptic seizure in 1998, could have her legacy completely rewritten as a result.
, who died aged 38 in 1998, was dogged by allegations of doping, while Jones was disgraced and stripped of her Olympic medals after admitting to steroid use.
I was up against Florence Griffith-Joyner
and I just didn't want to finish last," she said.
In The Frame: Florence Griffith-Joyner
, Marion Jones, Christine Arron, Merlene Ottey (pictured), Evelyn Ashford.
Perry, 27, has dreamed of competing on the world track stage since she was in grade school, watching female track legends Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Florence Griffith-Joyner
dominate the sport in the 1980's.
A year later, thousands of people saw Adcock, formerly of Lily Avenue, Bedlington, grab Olympic sprinter Florence Griffith-Joyner
on the track at Gateshead International Athletics Stadium.
Honorees have included boxer Muhammad Ali, Dodger coach Tommy Lasorda, and Olympic track-and-field gold medalists Al Joyner and his wife, Florence Griffith-Joyner
Since Alice Coachman became the first black woman to win Olympic gold, in the 1948 high jump (also the only American woman to win a track and field event at that year's Olympic games) icons such as Wilma Rudolph, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Florence Griffith-Joyner
have been shining symbols of the progress of women both inside and outside of the athletic arena.
La gala tambien homenajeo a la norteamericana Jackie JoynerKersee, que se retiro este ano despues de casi 15 de exitos en heptatlon y longitud, y a su cunada Florence Griffith-joyner
, fallecida en septiembre.
I WAS deeply suspicious of Florence Griffith-Joyner
(right) and her trademark painted fingernails.
Olympian Florence Griffith-Joyner
, co-chair of the President's Council on Physical Fitness, says when exercising is a family affair, parents and their children gain the twin benefit of bonding and keeping physically fit.
Al's wife is Florence Griffith-Joyner
, "Flo-Jo," a runner and fellow Olympic champion who won three gold medals in 1988.