The runner Wilma Rudolph died at the age of 54. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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American athlete who won three gold medals at the 1960 Rome Olympics, winning the 100m, 200m, and 4 x 100m relay, becoming the first American woman to take home three gold medals in track and field at a single Games.
She had four children with Robert Eldridge.
“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)
“When I ran, I felt like a butterfly that was free.” (Wilma Rudolph)
“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” (Wilma Rudolph)
“After the scarlet fever and the whooping cough, I remember I started to get mad about it all… I went through the stage of asking myself, ‘Wilma, what is this existence all about? Is it about being sick all the time? It can’t be.’ So I started getting angry about things, fighting back in a new way with a vengeance.” (Wilma Rudolph)
“The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.” (Wilma Rudolph)