Wilma Rudolph: Olympic Runner

Jo Harper


Wilma Rudolph: Olympic Runner

Wilma Rudolph: Olympic Runner

  • Title: Wilma Rudolph: Olympic Runner
  • Author: Jo Harper
  • ISBN: 9780689858734
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Paperback

Wilma RUDOLPH Olympic Athletics United States of America As a child, Wilma Rudolph overcame polio to become an Olympic sprint champion This made her an American icon and a role model Wilma Rudolph was the th of children As a young child she was paralysed by polio, and contracted both scarlet fever and double pneumonia Many doctors felt Wilma Rudolph Wilma Rudolph Athlete, Track and Field Athlete Biography Wilma Rudolph Biography Athlete, Track and Field Athlete In , Wilma Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field at a single Olympics. Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Star th th Printable Main Idea Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Star Wilma Rudolph was born in Tennessee in She was the twentieth of twenty two children in a poor but loving African American family. Wilma Rudolph Overcame Childhood Polio to Win Olympic Gold Apr , Wilma Rudolph was the youngest member of the United States Olympic team Unfortunately, she lost in the preliminary heat of the meter race She was also part of the United States the meter relay track team. Wilma Rudolph American athlete Britannica Wilma Rudolph Wilma Rudolph, American sprinter, the first American woman to win three track and field gold medals in a single Olympics Rudolph was sickly as a child and could not walk without an orthopedic shoe until she was years old Her determination to compete, however, made her a star basketball player Wilma Rudolph, Olympic gold medalist civil rights Wilma Rudolph was considered the fastest woman in the world in the s, and the first American woman to win three gold medals in track field in the Olympics. This was the first year that the Olympics were covered internationally on television, which helped Wilma become an international star. How Wilma Rudolph Became the World s Fastest Woman For Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph, the proverbial starting line was way behind most Americans She was born premature and sickly to a poor black family in the Jim Crow South in As the th of Wilma Rudolph, Star of the Olympics, Dies at The Nov , An obituary of Wilma Rudolph on Nov , as well as a Sports of The Times column that day, misstated her accomplishment in winning three gold medals in track and field at the Olympics



An inspiring story of the first American female athlete to win three gold medals at a single Olympic Games shares her triumphs over childhood illnesses to become a high school basketball player A Childhood Of Famous Americans title.


Recent Comments "Wilma Rudolph: Olympic Runner"

Read this after someone mentioned being perturbed at the book's discussion of Rudolph having a daughter before she was married. Found it handled touchingly and unflinchingly.You get what you get with a COFA book, but I thought this was readable and pretty well done. Worth reading if you don't know Rudolph's story--I didn't.

It's a good biography book. I am reading this biography for my book report. Wilma Rudolph was a real inspiration to young female athletes!


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