How did Wilma become famous?

How did Wilma become famous?

Rudolph was acclaimed the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games….Wilma Rudolph.

Personal information
Retired 1962
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 1956 Summer Olympics 1960 Summer Olympics

How old was Wilma Rudolph in the Olympics?

Rudolph made her Olympic debut at the 1956 Melbourne Games. Aged just 16, she was amember of the American 4x100m relay team that claimed a bronze medal.

Who is Wilma Rudolph husband?

Robert Eldridgem. 1963–1980
William Wardm. 1961–1963
Wilma Rudolph/Husband

How many children did Wilma Rudolph have?

Rudolph has been in a relationship with director Paul Thomas Anderson since 2001. They live together with their four children. They have three daughters and one son: Pearl (born 2005), Lucille (born 2009), Jack (born 2011) and Minnie (born 2013).

What was Wilma Rudolph’s cause of death?

Wilma Rudolph Death. Wilma passed away on November 12, 1994 at the age of 54 in Brentwood , Tennessee. Wilma’s cause of death was brain & throat cancer.

What was Wilma Rudolph’s childhood like?

Childhood & Early Life Wilma was born a premature baby weighing just 4.5 pounds to Ed who was a gatekeeper at railways and Blanch who worked as maid. When she was four she contracted infantile paralysis because of the polio virus, from which she recovered but her left leg and foot needed to be supported with a brace.

What was Wilma Rudolph’s early life?

Early Life. Wilma Glodean Rudolph was born prematurely on June 23, 1940, in St. Bethlehem, Tennessee, the 20th of 22 children born to dad Ed across his two marriages. She went on to become a pioneering African-American track and field champion, but the road to victory was not an easy one for Wilma Rudolph.