Life • She was born on June 23, 1940.
School She went to Burt High School.
Wilma Rudolph was the first African American woman to run track in the Olympic games.
At early age she survived polio and scarlet fever only to be left with the use of one leg.
In1957, Rudolph went to Tennessee State University and trained for the Olympic games in Rome.
I like my person because… • She ran track and won three gold medals.