By: Julia Tighe
PICK THREE- SIGNIFICANT FACTS
2. When Wilma was younger she had polio. She couldn't use her left leg. She had to have a brace on at all times. I find amazing that she overcame it and became the fastest woman in the world.
3. Wilma Rudolph was picked on after she became the fastest woman in the world. Her relay team was so jealous of her because all the interviewers and all the people in the stands only came to see Wilma. They sabotaged her over and over. She still held her title, even though her teammates treated her terribly. " They barely struggled along. By the time i got the baton, one girl was actually forty yards ahead of me with only 110 yards to go" (Biracree 84).