Rudolph, Wilma (Glodean)

born June 23, 1940, St. Bethlehem, Tenn., U.S.
died Nov. 12, 1994, Brentwood, Tenn.

U.S. sprinter.

She was a sickly child who wore an orthopedic shoe until she was 11. She matured into an excellent basketball player and sprinter in high school and at Tennessee State University. At the 1960 Olympics in Rome she won the 100-m and 200-m dashes and was a member of the winning 4 × 100-m relay team. She became the first American woman to win three track-and-field gold medals in a single Olympics.

Wilma Rudolph, 1961.

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  • Rudolph, Wilma Glodean — ▪ 1995       U.S. runner (b. June 23, 1940, Clarksville, Tenn. d. Nov. 12, 1994, Brentwood, Tenn.), was a phenomenal sprinter who overcame crippling childhood illnesses to become the first American woman to capture three track and field gold… …   Universalium

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  • Wilma Rudolph — beim Zieleinlauf bei einem Wettkampf im Madison Square Garden, 1961 Wilma Rudolph (Wilma Glodean Rudolph; * 23. Juni 1940 in Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee; † 12. November 1994 in Brentwood, Tennessee) war eine US amerikanische Leichtathletin und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Rudolph — /rooh dolf/, n. 1. Paul (Marvin), 1918 97, U.S. architect. 2. Wilma (Glodean) /gloh dee euhn/, born 1940, U.S. track and field athlete. 3. a male given name, form of Rolf. * * * (as used in expressions) Camerarius Rudolph Jacob Rudolph Camerer… …   Universalium

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