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Flo Jo Reportedly Doing Fine After Having Seizure On Plane

Sat., April 6, 1996

Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith Joyner was released from a hospital Friday, a day after suffering a seizure on an airplane en route to St. Louis.

She was discharged about midday, said Kim Collins, a spokeswoman at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The family requested that no other details be released, she said.

Griffith Joyner suffered the seizure while on the plane with her husband, Al Joyner, and their 5-year-old daughter, Mary, according to her sister-in-law, track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Al Joyner said Griffith Joyner was on the way to the Jackie Joyner-Kersee East St. Louis Relays for high school athletes.

“She’s doing fine and I’d like for all of you to keep her in your prayers,” Joyner-Kersee said.

Griffith Joyner, 36, known to fans as Flo Jo, holds world records for the 100- and 200-meter dashes. She won three gold medals and a silver medal in the 1988 Olympics at Seoul, South Korea.

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