Friday, January 3, 2014

Wilma Rudolph

After reading about Wilma Rudolph, I thought you might want to know more about her. Here is some information from the official Olympics YouTube channel about her historic performance in the 1960 Olympic games.

Her weak leg was due to a disease called polio. She also had scarlet fever and pneumonia as a child. She was healthy by the age of 12, was in the 1956 Olympics at age 16, and won three gold medals at age 20 in 1964.

Click here to watch her win two of her 1964 gold medals

Click here for more information about Wilma Rudolph from the official Olympics website.

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