Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith Joyner was a track and field athlete. Born on December 21, 1959, in Los Angeles, California, she started running at age 7 and won the Jesse Owen National Youth Games when she was 14. She attended California State University and later transferred to University of California where she was coached by Bob Kersee. Florence went to her first Olympic Games in 1984. She was known for her long and decorated nails. Joyner helped found many charities to help children who are less fortunate to get a chance to run and get fit. Unfortunately, Florence passed away in her sleep due to an epileptic seizure. Despite the discrimination, she suffered, she won many gold medals and never stopped doing what she loved.