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Famous People – Wilma Rudolph

Posted by quotes on March 15, 2007

Famous People – Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Glodean Rudolph (1940–1994) was an American athlete who won three gold medals in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.

She was the first woman from the United States to win three gold medals in one Olympics.

As a child, she battled polio, scarlet fever and pneumonia and temporarily lost the use of one leg.

She won the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, and the 400-meter relay race.

Wilma Rudolph was born 23 June 1940 in Clarksville, Tennessee and died of brain cancer 12 November 1994.

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