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In 1960, Wilma Rudolph became the first American woman to win three track & field medals at a single Olympic Games.

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from Black Women Who Know Their Worth

Wilma Rudolph: A Life of Triumph

Wilma Rudolph: A Life of Triumph | Black Women Who Know Their Worth

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U.S. "My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother" - Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win 3 gold medals in track and field events at Rome Olympics Games, 1960

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from Glamour

The 75 Most Important Women of the Past 75 Years

Inspiring Woman: Wilma Rudolph, Athlete (1940-1994) Because in 1960 she was the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympics.

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from the Guardian

50 stunning Olympic moments: Wilma Rudolph – in pictures

Wilma Rudolph was the first American woman to win three gold medals at one Olympics. She won global fame as the fastest woman in the world. Just two years later, she retired, her legacy having been written. She died in 1994 at the age of 54.

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Wilma Rudolph, also known as "The Black Gazelle", "The Tornado" and "The Black Pearl", was the first woman to ever win three track and field gold medals in one Olympic Game. The Tennessee State alumni was also a noted Civil Rights and Women's Rights advocate and pioneer.

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Athlete Wilma Rudolph was born the twentieth of twenty-one children and battled polio until the age of 12, become an athlete. earning a full scholarship to Tennessee State University. She graduated in 1963 Rudolph competed in the Olympics first time 1956, winning a bronze medal . She returned to the Olympics 1960, became the first American woman to win 3 gold medals in the Olympics. Her achievements in the Olympics led her to become one of the most celebrated female athletes of all…

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WIlma Rudolph Rome Olympics 1960 --- I remember this so well --- She was my hero!

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from BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

BLACK WOMEN IN AMERICA: WILMA RUDOLPH

all times greatest black athletes | WILMA RUDOLPH

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Wilma Unlimited:  How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman - Teaching with Primary Sources

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