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Florence Griffith Joyner

Awards And Accomplishments

1973 Wins Jesse Owens National Youth Games
1981 Breaks American college record in World Cup 4×100-meter relay
1982 Wins NCAA championship in 200-meter run
1983 Wins NCAA championship in 400-meter run
1984 Wins silver medal for 200-meter run at Olympics
1988 Breaks women's world record time for 100 meters
1988 Becomes first American woman to win four medals in one Olympics
1988 Named U.S. Olympic Committee's Sportswoman of the Year
1988 Named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year
1988 Named UPI Sportswoman of the Year
1988 Named Track and Field magazine's Athlete of the Year
1988 Named Jesse Owens Outstanding Track and Field Athlete
1988 Wins Sullivan Award for top amateur athlete
1995 Inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame

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