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Wilma Rudolph Thomas Streissguth

Wilma Rudolph

Thomas Streissguth

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ISBN : 9780760775202
Paperback
415 pages
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Think you know all there is to know about Wilma Rudolph? Well, did you know that:She earned an Olympic medal for the 400-meter relay while still in high school? She once scored 49 points in a high school basketball game? Her face has appeared on aMoreThink you know all there is to know about Wilma Rudolph? Well, did you know that:She earned an Olympic medal for the 400-meter relay while still in high school?She once scored 49 points in a high school basketball game?Her face has appeared on a U.S. postage stamp?Early in her life, doctors told Wilma Rudolph she would never walk. She had a disease called polio, which crippled her leg. But Wilma proved the doctors wrong. Not only did she walk, she also ran—fast! By the time she was sixteen, she had an Olympic bronze medal. She went on to win three gold medals at the 1960 Olympic Games. Find out how this dedicated athlete beat the odds to become a champion!