Death of Gold medal winnerFlorence Griffith Joyner
However there are allegations that Florence Griffith Joyner used a lot of steroids to boost her performance and she died rather suddenly at a very young age of 38, apparently of a heart attack
After the death of Florence Griffith Joyner, her mother sued her husband Al Joyner, who had also won the Olympic triple jump gold medal. It highlights the specialized care that top athletes get in most countries which win a large number of medals in Olympics.
They are trained in a very scientific manner, using the latest technologies available, to ensure that they have the best possible diet. Performance enhancing drugs may be used in such as a manner that the athlete does not test positive when drug tests are conducted, after an important event .
The performance and technique of their closest competitors is carefully studied and analyzed, and they are trained accordingly.