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About Wilma Rudolph
Wilma Rudolph was an American professional runner who at one point in her massively successful career became known as the fastest woman in the world. She competed in the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympics, in which she won three gold medals. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. Besides sports, she was also a prominent civil rights and women's rights activist.
She was married twice. Her first marriage was to Willie Ward in 1961. The marriage lasted only 17 months. Her second marriage was to Robert Eldridge. She and Robert had four children together. The couple got divorced in 1980.
During the 1960 Summer Olympic Games in Rome, Italy, she made history by becoming the first American female athlete to win three gold medals in track and field in just a single Olympic tournament. She is an inductee into both the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame and the National Women's Hall of Fame.
She was born prematurely.
She had 21 siblings.
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Famous quotes by Wilma Rudolph
I loved the feeling of freedom in running, the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I'm competing with is me.Wilma Rudolph
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.Wilma Rudolph
Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.Wilma Rudolph
Wilma Rudolph's Popularity
Wilma Rudolph was a famous American runner, who was born on June 23, 1940. As a person born on this date, Wilma Rudolph is listed in our database as the 32nd most popular celebrity for the day (June 23) and the 30th most popular for the year (1940).
People born on June 23 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Wilma Rudolph is the 852nd most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Wilma Rudolph's birthday, Wilma Rudolph is the 5691st most famous American.
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