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Flo Jo's Daughter

Headed to Olympic Trials

... to Sing

6/22/2012 11:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Florence Griffith-Joyner's daughter is following in her mother's famous Olympic footsteps ... heading to the U.S. Track and Field trials later this month ... but the only thing she'll be running is her mouth.

Mary Joyner -- a 21-year-old aspiring singer -- recently competed on "America's Got Talent" ... and impressed some of the honchos who run the Team USA Olympic Track and Field Team.

In fact, a rep for the org. tells TMZ ... they were so blown away by her performance, they extended her an offer 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."

In case you didn't know ... Mary's mother -- who passed away in 1998 -- won 3 Olympic gold medals in the 1988 Seoul games and was considered the fastest woman on the planet ... she holds the world record for both the 100 m and 200 m sprints.

Mary might strike gold herself ... she got 3 yes votes on "AGT," and will advance to the next round (below).



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anjalina    

What a beautiful voice this lady has! I hope she does well in her career all the way. And for those who don't know her mother Flo Jo won many olympic gold medals in 1988 and is still known as the fastest woman in the world. She never cheated and never did drugs, maybe you should check your facts! This is the problem when someone becomes very successful there's always too many jealous and misinformed people ready to put them down!
Well done Mary and God bless you and your family!

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