Florence Griffith Joyner
1984 Los Angeles Games, 1988 Seoul Games
Track and field
Medal count: Three golds, two silver
Flo-Jo easily won gold in the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints in 1988, and still holds the world records in those events. She also added a gold in the 4x100 and a silver in the 4x400. Sadly, she died in her sleep at age 38 in 1998 from an epileptic seizure.