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Wilma Rudolph

This prezi is all about the life of the track star Wilma Rudolph

I Calogeras

on 16 March 2011

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Wilma Rudolph Wilma Rudolph was a track star who won numerous medals In the oylmpics she won three
gold medals in 1960 She was born in Clarksville,Tennesee in 1940 Wilma was homeschooled until the age of seven then attended a public school. She graduated highschool She got a scholarship to Tennesee for education and to run track She got a bachlor degree and graduated college in 1963 When she was four- years old,
she was Diagnosed with polio She was the 20th child of 22! Her family was poor and
couldn't afford medical care When her leg got better,
she had to use a leg brace
to walk around When she was eight, her mother
saw her playing basketball out
side, barefoot, with nothing on Wilma's highschool coach,
encourged her to run. Wilma was a great person, and competitor. She will always be remembered. http://sports.jrank.org/pages/4098/Rudolph-Wilma-Awards-Accomplishments.html http://www.wilmarudolph.net/ She died in 1994
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