Unearthed Image of Beyonce Honoring Florence Griffith Joyner, While Posing With Husband Jay-Z, Will Make Your Halloween Memorable

Published 10/31/2023, 1:14 AM EDT

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The 2023 Halloween has started, but some track and field craze from 2018 Halloween is still fresh in people’s mind. It’s a great tradition to wear stylish costumes in any way and celebrate. Every year there are some or the other costume that breaks the internet with its charm, one of such costumes was of Beyonce, aka Queen Bey, and Jay-Z. Almost every year they surprise the internet with their more than perfect Halloween costumes.

However, the one from 2018 turned the most heads as they showed up as track and field athletes Florence Joyner and Tommie Smith. This costume won the hearts of track and field enthusiasts and now, after 5 years, this throwback is again making waves on the internet attaining the same amount of love it did back then.

Flashback of the iconic track and field Halloween costume of the American star

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There is no doubt in the fact that the track and field craze exist in every corner of the world. From normal people to American stars like Beyonce are a track and field admirer. The American singer and husband Jay-Z have been the highlights when it comes to Halloween. One of their Halloween costumes was a great moment for the track and field community as the couple paid tribute to the best athletes Florence Joyner and Tommie Smith. This throwback from 2018 has again hit the internet this year.

An Olympic medalist Rori Dunk shared this gem of a throwback on his X account, giving the athletics enthusiast something to be proud of. He shared a few pictures that inculcated the couple and the athletes they were dressed as. The caption to it carried, “It’s Halloween and it is a great time to bring back this throwback of Jay Z and Beyonce dressed up as track athletes Tommie Smith and Florence Joyner”. This couple dressing up as the athletes was one of the best things of 2018 and it is still the same in 2023.

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Queen Bey’s and Tommie Smith’s tribute to the track athletes

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Paying tribute to the fastest woman ever recorded and the unbeatable Florence Joyner, the American singer, wore a one-legged leotard that almost replicated the one that Flo-Jo wore at the 1988 Summer Olympics. Her costume also consisted of long and vibrant acrylic nails, exactly like the ones that Flo-Jo became famous for.

Jay-Z, on the other hand, wore a tracksuit with a raised hand, just like Smith did at the 1968 Summer Olympics. The couple also got recognition from the daughter of Griffith-Joyner’s daughter, Mary Joyner, who expressed her gratitude on Instagram for the American stars paying tribute to the track athletes.

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She shared a heartfelt note thanking the couple for the recognition and keeping her memories alive. She also appreciated them for bringing more acknowledgment to the track and field community.

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Nancy Singh is a US sports writer for EssentiallySports. She is an avid sports enthusiast and comes with an affluence of experience in content writing and marketing. With her Bachelor’s degree in English, Nancy created a relish for all things journalism and delved into the world of sports.
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