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Florence Griffith-Joyner

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The Resume

    (December 21, 1959-September 21, 1998)
    Known as Flo-Jo
    Ran the 100 meters in 10.49 seconds to win the Olympic Gold for the US (1988)
    Won three Olympic gold medals (100m, 200m, 400m relay) and one silver (1988)
    Married Olympic gold medalist, Al Joyner.
    Sister-in-law of Olympic gold medalist, Jackie Joyner Kersee
    Named after Florenz Ziegfield of the Ziegfield Follies

Why she might be annoying:

    During a senate committee hearing, US Olympic teammate, Evelyn Ashford accused Flo Jo of using steroids (1989).
    She denied the use of steroids but retired just prior to spot testing becoming mandatory.
    She died at 38 years old of an apparent heart seizure (which again opens speculation about illegal drug use).
    According to the coroner, she died of asphyxiation as the result of an epileptic seizure.
    Although her family says this clears her of enhancement drug use, it in fact doesn't prove it either way.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She was known as Flo-Jo, years before Jennifer Lopez became J-Lo.
    She has a 22 acre olympic park named in her honor.
    She started the trend of wearing extremely long painted finger nails (most of the time adorned in Red, White and Blue).
    Her beauty caught the attention of many when she raced in a one legged track suit, exposing the opposite leg.

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 216 Votes: 50.46% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 403 Votes: 43.67% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 700 Votes: 41.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 129 Votes: 49.61% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 157 Votes: 55.41% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 18 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 61 Votes: 52.46% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 59 Votes: 64.41% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 520 Votes: 52.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 429 Votes: 65.03% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 105 Votes: 49.52% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 107 Votes: 65.42% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 192 Votes: 46.35% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 286 Votes: 78.32% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 400 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 369 Votes: 51.49% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 1023 Votes: 49.95% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 678 Votes: 47.05% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 2212 Votes: 53.53% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2421 Votes: 43.62% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 4842 Votes: 48.22% Annoying