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Wilma Rudolph on track

Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph on track

by Wilma Rudolph

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  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Wanderer Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Track and field -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Track and field.

  • About the Edition

    The author discusses the high points of her track career and gives advice on training and sportsmanship for aspiring track athletes.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby Wilma Rudolph.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV1061 .R78
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4424007M
    ISBN 10067195475X, 0671330640
    LC Control Number79028687

    This awe-inspiring book shows how, with grace, perseverance, and dedication, young Wilma used her inner strength to overcome physical disabilities caused by polio to win three gold medals for the USA in track and field at the Olympics.   Wilma Rudolph (born J ) is an American athlete. She lived in Clarksville, Tennessee along with 11 siblings. She was the 5th. When she was 4 years old, she had polio. She survived it, but lost the use of her left leg. Her cousins and siblings helped her massage the leg. When she turned 11 she visited the doctor's office again and was.

    Ed Temple asked C.C. Gray to organize a girl's track team at the high school. He thought Wilma Rudolph would make a very good runner. She did very well on the new track team. Wilma Rudolph went to her first Olympic Games when she was sixteen years old and still in high school. She competed in the nineteen fifty-six games in Melbourne, Australia. Wilma had worked her way through school and later became a coach and teacher. Her autobiography, "Wilma Rudolph on Track", was a bestseller, and in it became a television movie, starring Cicely Tyson. Wilma's greatest pride was her four children. On Nov. 12, , Wilma Rudolph died of a brain tumor at the age of

      Wilma Rudolph was born on J , in St. Bethlehem, Tennessee, one of the eight children of Ed and Blanche Rudolph. At birth, she weighed only four-and-a-half pounds and had numerous health issues as a child. She suffered from double pneumonia twice and scarlet Read MoreWilma Rudolph (). State University named its indoor track for Wilma Rudolph. In Wilma Rudolph’s life journey pulled her back to Tennessee, where she became a vice-president for Nashville’s Baptist Hospital. In July of , shortly after her mother’s death, Wilma Rudolph .


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InWilma Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field at a single : Wilma Wilma Rudolph on track book on Track book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The author discusses the high points of her track career and gives 5/5(2).

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Wilma Rudolph: Olympic track star. [Lee Engfer; Cynthia Martin; Anne Timmons] -- In graphic novel format, tells the life story of Wilma Rudolph, hero of the Rome Olympics. Wilma Rudolph, American sprinter, the first American woman to win three track-and-field gold medals in a single Olympics.

Her victories were in the meter dash, in the meter dash, and as a member of the 4 × meter relay team. Her fluid style made Rudolph a particular favorite with spectators and journalists. Wilma Rudolph.

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out of 5 stars A must read, Wilma Rudolph becoming the first and fastest African American Olympian of her day. Reviewed in the United States on J This book is wonderfully written and gives a heartwarming account of Wilma's health Reviews: 5.

Insix-year-old Wilma Rudolph dreamed of walking and playing like other children, but a sickness called polio had damaged her left leg. Wilma spent hours each week doing painful exercises at a hospital for African American patients.

The rest of the time, she was forced to wear a heavy and cumbersome leg-brace. Still, Wilma never gave s: - Explore Janet Wright's board "wilma rudolph" on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Wilma rudolph, Black history, Track and field pins. Wilma had perseverance just like our Character of the Month Perseverance Pam. She does all of the following things: • I keep trying when things are tough. • I work hard. • I practice. Jul 3, - Explore Tiffany Quinton's board "Wilma Rudolph", followed by people on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Wilma rudolph, Rudolph, Track and field pins. Rudolph would blossom into athletic talent and after earning a scholarship to Tennessee State, qualified for the Olympic Games where she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field.

Throughout her life, Wilma Rudolph faced many barriers and yet she was able to overcome the odds to become an Olympic gold. Wilma Rudolph. Wilma Rudolph was an African-American Olympian. She overcame huge odds as a child to go on and win three gold medals and one bronze in track and field.

Beginnings Wilma Glodean Rudolph was born on Jin Clarksville, Tennessee. She was the 20th child of Get this from a library. Wilma Rudolph: track and field champion. [Adrianna Morganelli] -- When doctors told her parents that she may never walk again, no one could have imagined that Wilma Rudolph would grow up to become the worlds fastest woman.

This awe-inspiring book shows how, with. Re Presenting Wilma Rudolph Book Summary: Wilma Rudolph was born black in Jim Crow Tennessee. The twentieth of 22 children, she spent most of her childhood in bed suffering from whooping cough, scarlet fever, and pneumonia.

She lost the use of her left leg due to polio and wore leg braces. Wilma Rudolph was now a hero in her home town of Clarksville. But she was not satisfied with a bronze medal. As an Olympic hero, Wilma Rudolph got to meet President John F.

Kennedy PHOTO: Library of Congress. Now a member of the TSU track team, Rudolph devoted herself to running and made the Olympic Team (along with three of her TSU. Wilma Glodean Rudolph in Wilma Glodean Rudolph was born prematurely on J in St.

Bethlehem, Tennessee. She weighed just pounds (2 kg) at birth. Her father Ed Rudolph had 14 children by his first marriage and his second marriage to Blanche produced 8 more children of which Wilma was the sixth. Wilma’s father Ed was a railway porter while her mother.

Wilma Rudolph was born in Tennessee in She was the twentieth of twenty-two children in a poor but loving African American family. Because she was born two. Directed by Bud Greenspan. With Shirley Jo Finney, Cicely Tyson, Jason Bernard, Joe Seneca. The story of American track sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who overcame physical handicaps to win three gold medals in the Olympics.

Wilma Rudolph was the 20th of 22 children. As a young child she was paralysed by polio, and contracted both scarlet fever and double pneumonia. Many doctors felt.

"Wilma Unlimited" is a stunning blend of art and history. Author Kathleen Krull and illustrator David Diaz have done an outstanding job in bringing to life the story of Olympic heroine Wilma Rudolph, the African-American runner who overcame a disabling childhood illness and ultimately triumphed at the Rome tells Wilma's story in a simple, straightforward way that should.Wilma Rudolph: Against All Odds (American Biographies (Primary Source Readers) series) by Stephanie Macceca.

Imagine getting so sick that you were not able to walk. Imagine wearing a brace on your leg and using crutches for many years. Wilma Rudolph, who grew from a sickly child unable to walk into a statuesque athlete of 20 who won three gold medals as a sprinter in the .