Ghana sprinter Flings Joyner Owusu-Agyapong was born in Kumasi, Ghana and moved to Toronto, Canada at the age of 9. She started training with the Flying Angels after her sophomore year of high school and made the provincial team going to the National Scholastic Indoor Championships in '06 and '07.
She attended Syracuse University on an athletic scholarship, where she broke the school records for the 55, 60 and 100 meters and was 2x 2nd team All-American. She graduated with a Bachelor of science in Public Health. In 2014 she qualified for and competed in her first World Indoor championship in Poland and since then has qualified and competed in the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships and the 2017 IAAF World Championships. In 2016 She was able to realize her dream of competing in the Olympics when she hit the qualifying standard for the 100m and later a lifetime best of 11.26. She also helped Ghana's relay team qualify for the Rio Olympics as their lead leg. Today Flings is working towards competing in the 2018 IAAF World Championships in March, the Commonwealth Games in April, and the African Championships in August.
Flings has her sights set on the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan.