Mary Joyner, daughter of late track and field legend Florence Griffith-Joyner, is headed to the Olympics. Only, not quite how you think.
After Joyner’s recent standout performance during her America’s Got Talent audition, she received three “yes” votes from the judges and caught the attention of the Team USA Olympic Track and Field Team. They have invited her to sing the national anthem at the 2012 U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon later this month, reports TMZ.com.
It’s sure to be a touching moment for all those in attendance. Flo Jo, who passed away suddenly in her sleep in 1998, won 5 Olympic medals, three gold and two silver, and holds the world record for both the 100 m and 200 m sprints. She is still known as “the fastest woman in the world.” If you missed Joyner’s touching audition, check it out here.