Wilma Rudolph captured three gold medals in one Olympics, an extraordinary feat for any athlete. The accomplishment was even greater for Wilma, who overcame physical disability, poverty, and racism on the path to the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, Italy. Born two months prematurely, Wilma wasn't expected to live. She was always sick as a young girl. After she contracted polio at age four, doctors said she would never walk again. But with determination and the help of her loving family, Wilma beat the odds. Not only did she walk again--she ran. She became a star on her high school's basketball and track teams. And just five years after Wilma put away her leg braces for good, she was headed for her first Olympic Games and on her way to becoming the world's fastest woman.
Table of Contents
|2||"Just Fight This Thing"||15|
|4||The Road to Victory||35|
|5||"Bronze Doesn't Shine"||43|
|7||Going for the Gold||67|
|8||"I Knew What Time It Was"||79|
|10||The Final Race||97|
|For Further Reading||109|
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