Happy Birthday, Wilma Rudolph

Saturday, June 23, 2007

(posted by OMDQ)

At the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Italy, Wilma Rudolph won gold medals in the 100 meter, 200 meter, and 4 x 100 meter relay. The video below is the middle race, the 200 meter, in which she completely dominated the field and set a world record.

Rudolph passed away in 1994 after battling brain cancer; Saturday would have been her 67th birthday.

Posted by One More Dying Quail at 2:15 AM


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