Monday, August 31, 2009

Flo Jo

With his stunning performance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and then his spectacular display at the World Championships in Berlin this summer, the world is in awe of Jamaica’s Usain Bolt.

Not to be forgotten is an equally amazing woman, that, when Usain was only two years-old, assaulted the world records at 100 and 200 meters by greater margins and with equal gusto to Usain. In the summer of 1988, Flo-Jo lowered the women’s 100m world record by a mind-blowing .27 seconds and the women’s 200m by .37 seconds. To put that in perspective, at the Beijing Olympics Usain Bolt lowered the 100m world record by .10 seconds and the 200m world record by .02 seconds.

Below is an excellent read from ESPN on this “Dream Chaser”, whose great feats and charisma have never been matched.

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