Born premature on June 23, 1940, in St. Bethlehem, Tennessee, Wilma Rudolph was a sickly child who had to wear a brace on her left leg. She overcame her disabilities through physical therapy and hard work, and went on to become a gifted runner. Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals at a single Olympics in 1960, at the Summer Games in Rome, and later worked as a teacher and track coach. She died in Tennessee in 1994.
RIP Ms. Wilma Rudolph. Remembering Her Legacy 21 Yrs After Her Death1 Posted by storyteller - November 14, 2018 - LATEST POSTS
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