Wilma Rudolph

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Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph was born on JUNE 23, 1940 in Saint Bethlehem TN.She was born weighing only 4.5 pounds and the doctor doubted she would survive.One day Wilma had to be taken to the doctor because her left leg and foot were becoming week and deformed.The doctor discovered that she had polio a crippling disease.

Who was Wilma Rudolph ?

The African American Wilma Rudolph made a history in the 1960s summer Olympics games. She won 3 gold medals in the track field.When Wilma was a little girl the doctor had told her family that Wilma had to spent her childhood in leg braces and special shoes. Doctors had told her family that she would never walk normally again.

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When Rudolph was eleven, her family's persistence with her physical therapy, her long training without the brace, and her determination paid off: she took off the brace and was able to walk normally without it.


Wilma Rudolph died on NOV,12 ,1994. She died of cancer.