Joyner furious over plans to wipe out Flo-Jo’s times
LOS ANGELES president Svein Arne Hansen said the move was aimed at removing “the cloud of doubt and innuendo that has hung over our records for too long.”
IAAF president Sebastian Coe is also backing the proposal.
Florence, known popularly as “Flo-Jo“, remains the fastest woman in history, holding the 100m best of 10.49 seconds set in 1988 and the 200m mark of 21.34s clocked at the drug-tainted 1989 Seoul Olympics.
Her brilliant career was touched by glamour, lucrative contracts, advertising deals but — despite no proof of any wrongdoing — was always under the shadow of allegations that it was fuelled by drugs.
She retired in February 1989 at the height of her earning power, just months after her recordbreaking exploits in Seoul.
Florence died in her sleep at her home in California in September 1998, at the age of 38 after suffering a severe epileptic seizure. AFP
Florence Griffith Joyner remains the fastest woman in history.