*Following her emotional tryout on “America’s Got Talent,” Mary Joyner is headed to the Olympic Track & Field Trials in the footsteps of her late mother Florence Griffith Joyner – only Mary will be singing, not sprinting.
The 21-year-old aspiring vocalist not only floored judges Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel on the NBC show [scroll down to watch], she impressed officials the Team USA Olympic Track and Field Team who were watching the episode.
According to TMZ, they offered her the opportunity to sing the national anthem at the U.S Track and Field trials in Eugene, Oregon later this month.
The rep says, “It’s great to see that Mary is achieving her goals and dreams just as her mother did.”
Florence Griffith-Joyner, nicknamed Flo-Jo, passed away in 1998 after winning 3 Olympic gold medals in the 1988 Seoul games. She was considered the fastest woman on the planet and holds the world record for both the 100m and 200m sprints.
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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer. – Marcia Wieder
Sept. 22: Actress Shari Belafonte is 57.
Sept. 22, 1998: Sprinter Florence Griffith-Joyner, winner of 3 gold and a silver medals at the 1988 Olympics, dies. She was 38. (Source: www.BlackFacts.com)
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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
“Our greatest glory consists not in never falling… but in rising every time we fall.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sept. 22: Actress Shari Belafonte is 56.
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
The “Why I Still Cry” project is a memorial to those African Americans who died a cruel and torturous death. You will know who these people were, the crimes they were accused of, and why they were murdered so heinously: http://tinyurl.com/2bm44ql