Wilma rudolph

Learn about the incredible life of Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field at a single Olympic Games. Discover how she overcame adversity and became a symbol of perseverance and triumph.
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American women have done amazing things since Glamour began in 1939. (You know: run for president, set world records, go into space--stuff like that). In tribute we, and a few notable friends, have put together this highly subjective timeline of badass U.S. barrier-breakers who changed the world for all of us, starting back then and going all the way up to now.

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Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994) also known as "The Black Gazelle", "The Tornado" and "The Black Pearl", was the first woman to ever win three track and field gold medals in one Olympic Game. The Tennessee State alumni was also a noted Civil Rights and Women's Rights advocate and pioneer. American Athletes, Famous African Americans, American Sports, African American Women, Famous African American Women, Black History, Black History Facts, Heritage, Female Athletes

Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994) also known as "The Black Gazelle", "The Tornado" and "The Black Pearl", was the first woman to ever win three track and field gold medals in one Olympic Game. The Tennessee State alumni was also a noted Civil Rights and Women's Rights advocate and pioneer.

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Listen to this episode from Tangential Inspiration on Spotify. Amy and Teresa have Olympic Fever this week. As we approach the 2001 Summer Olympics, we look towards current and past athletes for some inspiration. At the starting block is the My Hero Project, which highlights extraordinary people making a difference. Lapping the competition is the inspiring story of Black Olympian and the first woman to win three Gold Medals in a single Olympics, William Rudolph! Coming down the home…

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