, 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.
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.