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Wilma Rudolph
  • Name: Wilma Rudolph
  • Born: 06/23/1940
  • Died: 11/12/1994 (54 years old)

Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American sprinter born in Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee, who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion and international sports icon in track and field following her successes in the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games. Rudolph competed in the 200-meter dash and won a bronze medal in the 4 × 100-meter relay at the 1956 Summer Olympics at Melbourne, Australia. She also won three gold medals, in the 100- and 200-meter individual events and the 4 x 100-meter relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. Rudolph was acclaimed the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games.

Birth Name: Wilma Glodean Rudolph

Alias: Skeeter, The Black Gazelle, The Tornado, The Black, The Flash, The Track Star

Birth Place: Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee, U.S.

Death Place: Brentwood, Tennessee, U.S.

Source: Wikipedia

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