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Griffith Joyner Says She’s Not Hurting Despite Rumors of Upper Leg Injury

rence Griffith Joyner, the women’s world record-holder in the 100 meters, refuted Saturday afternoon a rumor that she had pulled an upper leg muscle, and said she intended to compete.

Rumors of her injury circulated Friday when Joyner did not practice with the team in its first workout at Seoul. Dannette Young, an alternate, ran the third leg of the 400-meter relay in Joyner’s place.

Russ Rogers, the men’s sprint coach, who was asked Thursday evening why Joyner had not been at the workout, said that he had heard that Joyner was “sore” but he did not think it was serious.

“I don’t know who started saying that I was injured, but I can tell you that I’m not,” Joyner said.

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