Wilma Rudolph; a biography.
Wilma Rudolph Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American athlete, and in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games, despite running on a sprained ; a biography.
Smith, Maureen M.
For high school students, Smith (kinesiology kinesiology
Study of the mechanics and anatomy of human movement and their roles in promoting health and reducing disease. Kinesiology has direct applications to fitness and health, including developing exercise programs for people with and without disabilities, preserving and health science, California State U.) presents a much-needed biography of athlete Wilma Rudolph (b. 1940)--her autobiography is the only other account of her life. She traces Rudolph's early childhood and bout with polio polio: see poliomyelitis. , her Olympic medals in track in 1956 and 1960, other competitions she participated in, and difficulties when her athletic career ended. One chapter discusses her autobiography, and the final chapter describes her influence on other female athletes. The appendix consists of a list of performances of African American African American Multiculture A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. See Race. women in Olympic track and field.
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