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Wilma Rudolph; a biography.


Wilma Rudolph; a biography.

Smith, Maureen M.

Greenwood Press


137 pages



Greenwood biographies


For high school students, Smith (kinesiology 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, 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 women in Olympic track and field.

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Date:Nov 1, 2006
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