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How did Wilma Rudolph get sick?

She was born prematurely, which was the main cause, and developed polio when she was 3. She got measles, mumps, chicken pox, and pneumonia two times when she was a child and h (MORE)

Why was Wilma Rudolph crippled?

Wilma was born prematurely and weighed only 4.5 pounds. Again, because of racial segregation, she and her mother were not permitted to be cared for at the local hospital. It w (MORE)

Was Wilma Rudolph married?

Wilma Rudolph married William Ward first in 1961 but then divorced. She later married Robert Eldridge in 1963 and had four children. They too were later divorced.
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Why was Wilma Rudolph famous?

Wilma Rudolph was the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field events at the Olympics. She tied the world record in the 100-meter and set a new Olympic (MORE)