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Greatest woman athlete: Florence Griffith-Joyner or Jackie Joyner-Kersee?

Whether it's breaking barriers or records, Women are an essential part of sports history. In celebration of women's history month, we at The Tylt want to honor the greatest female athletes of all time and find out who is the best of the best. In this matchup, we have track greats Florence Griffith-Joyner and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Flo-Jo's 1988 100m world record has yet to be beaten, while Joyner-Kersee's longevity is legendary. Who is the 🐐?

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From multisport athletes to dominating specialists, women have contributed so much to sports. For so long, women were discouraged to participate in sports because it was deemed too rough on their bodies. Fortunately, there are women who continue to break the mold, redefining what dominance looks like and breaking glass ceilings for others.

We at the Tylt want to honor the women who trailblazed and carved out their place on the top, even in the face of adversity. Let us know who you think is the greatest female athlete ever!

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There's fast, and then there's Flo-Jo. 

Florence Griffith-Joyner blew everyone away at the 1988 Games in Seoul, destroying the field with a world-record setting 10.49 seconds in the 100-meter sprint and 21.34 seconds in the 200-meter—a record that has stood for over 30 years. She was so dominant, she was singled out for her improvement and drug-tested more rigorously. All those tests were passed.

When you're still the fastest woman in the world after three decades, you are the best athlete ever.

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The heptathlon is the actual measure of athleticism because you have to perform well in seven different events. Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the queen of all athletes because she dominated the field in that grueling event—twice.

If you want to hear about long-standing records, Joyner-Kersee still holds the heptathlon world record with 7,291 points in 1988. She also added a gold in the long jump that same year. Four years later, she continued her heptathlon dominance with another gold medal. In 12 years at the Olympics, she would finish with six total medals.

Joyner-Kersee is still the gold standard for athleticism and she should be considered the greatest athlete ever.

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Greatest woman athlete: Florence Griffith-Joyner or Jackie Joyner-Kersee?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamFloJo
#TeamJoynerKersee