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The Will of Wilma Rudolph: Black History Month Fact 10

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT #10

Did you know Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three Gold Track & Field medals in one Olympics didn’t walk without support-braces until she was 9 years old.

Due to a childhood illness, Wilma’s left leg was twisted, but she didn’t let that stop her. Wilma went on to play basketball in high-school, win four Olympic medals, set world records, and start the Wilma Rudolph Foundation to help young athletes.

Source: WhiteHouse Kids

The Will of Wilma Rudolph: Black History Month Fact 10

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