Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph was the first African American woman to win gold medals in the Olympics for track and field. A native of Tennessee, she was one of 21 children in her family. Her triumph over childhood diseases, including polio, have made her a role model for endurance and persistence.

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Was Wilma Rudolph a girl?

Wilma Rudolph is a girl

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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 was for whites only. There was only one black doctor in Clarksville, and the Rudolph's budget was tight, so Wilma's mother spent the next several years nursing Wilma through one illness after another: measles, mumps, scarlet fever, chicken pox and double pneumonia. But, she had to be taken to the doctor when it was discovered that her left leg and foot were becoming weak and deformed. She was told she had polio, a crippling disease that had no cure.

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What did Wilma Rudolph do as a kid?

She really did not do nothing as a kid and then she had polio and she could not walk.

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Who was Wilma Rudolph?

Wilma Rudolph was a person who won three Olympic gold medals in track and field.

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How did Wilma Rudolph die?

She died of CANCER in the month of 11/24/1994

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At what age did Wilma Rudolph die?

Wilma Rudolph died at the age of 54, of throat and brain cancer.

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What is Wilma Rudolph's husband's name?

Robert Eldridge

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Who are Wilma Rudolph's brothers and sisters?

Wilma Rudolph was the 20th of 22 children born to Ed and Blanche Rudolph.

So far, the following names have been verified as the names of Wilma Rudolph's brothers and sisters:

Yolanda: older sister

Wesley/Westly: brother

Charlene: sister
Wilma Rudolph had 22 brothers and sisters. She was the 20th of the 22. Her dad had 11 kids in his first marriage and then had 8 more kids with Wilma's mom, Blanche.

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Where school did Wilma Rudolph go to?

the north pole

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What are Wilma Rudolph interests or dreams?

track and field

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What diseases did Wilma Rudolph have with her leg and what did she use?

She had polio and she used a brace

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What year did Wilma Rudolph go to college?

In the fall of 1957

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The University education of Mr. Rudolph Jacob Camerarius was at Tubingen in present Germany. See http://www.answers.com/topic/camerarius-rudolph-jacob?cat=technology

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What was the record of Wilma Rudolph?

Wilma Rudolph sprinted to three gold medals at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, becoming the first woman from the United States to win three golds in one Olympics. Rudolph, an African-American, won the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash and anchored the winning 400 meter relay team. Born to a large, poor family in Tennessee, Rudolph battled polio, scarlet fever and pneumonia as a child and for a few years lost the use of one leg. By the time she was a teenager she was 5' 11" and an outstanding wilma-rudolphplayer. She began sprinting with a team from Tennessee State University when she was still in high school, and earned a bronze medal as a member of a relay team in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne before earning triple gold four years later. In 1973 she was inducted into the Black Athletes Hall of Fame, and in 1974 she was named to the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. Her 1977 autobiography was titled Wilma.

A 1977 TV movie about her life, Wilma, was directed by Bud Greenspan and starred actress Shirley Jo Finney as Rudolph.

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How did Wilma Rudolph influence the world?

She won 3 gold medals at the 1960 Olympic games.

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Is rocky marciano's children still alive?

Yes they are. Mr. Marciano was married to Barbara with two children, Rocco Kevin and Mary Anne. Unfortunately on August 31/69 at the age of 45 Mr. Marciano died in a private plan crash near Des Moines, Iowa.

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What did Wilma Rudolph do to change people's lives?

Wilma Rudolph created... "The Wilma Rudolph Foundation" which was a nonprofit foundation to help underprivileged children achieve their goals.

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What Wilma Rudolph accomplished and how it affects our lives?

Your really stupid ....... If you dont know this ........

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When did Wilma Rudolph go to college?

the olympic athlete wilma rudolph graduated from Tennessee State University with her bachelors in elementary education.

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What was Wilma Rudolph fastest 100 meter dash time?

Wilma Rudolph's best time in the 100 was an 11.0 timed in the 100 meter finals at the 1960 Rome Olympics. However, since there was a tail wind of 2.75 meters per second, higher than the limit of 2.0 meters per second, the time was not recognized as a new world record. Her best 'official' 100 meter dash time was a hand timed 11.2 set at a meet in Stuttgart in 1961.

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What does SB stand for in track and field?

Seasonal best performance

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How old was Wilma Rudolph when she took her brace off?

6

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What is Wilma Rudolph favorite color?

red

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How old was Wilma Rudolph when she was diagnosed with polio?

WILMA Rudolph was 10 years old

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Did Wilma Rudolph get married?

Yes.

Wilma married Robert Eldridge in 1963 and had four children.

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