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June 23, 1940

“I tell them that the most important aspect is to be yourself and have confidence in yourself. I remind them the triumph can’t be had without the struggle.” Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph American Track and Field Athlete was born.

Wilma Glodean Rudolph was an American sprinter from Clarksville, Tennessee, who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion and international sports icon in track and field following her successes in the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games.

She was the first American woman to win three Golf Medals in Track & Field in a single Olympics.

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