Wilma Rudolph

 

Born: June 23, 1940
Track & Field

 

won 3 gold medals (100m, 200m and 4x100m relay) at 1960 Olympics; also won relay silver in '56 Games at age 16; 2-time AP Athlete of Year (1960-61) and Sullivan Award winner in 1961; suffered from polio and wore leg braces until she was 9.

Died: Nov. 12, 1994

 

 
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