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Wilma Rudolph

Wilma RudolphAKA Wilma Glodean Rudolph

Born: 23-Jun-1940
Birthplace: St. Bethlehem, TN [1]
Died: 12-Nov-1994
Location of death: Brentwood, TN
Cause of death: Cancer - Brain
Remains: Buried, Edgefield Missionary Baptist Church, Clarksville, TN

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Track and Field

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Three track Olympic Gold Medals in 1960


[1] Situated near Clarksville, which is often given as the birthplace.

Husband: Robert Eldridge (m. 1963, div.)
Daughter: Yolanda (b. 1958)
Daughter: Djuanna (b. 1964)
Son: Robert Jr. (b. 1965)
Son: Xurry (b. 1971)

    High School: Burt High School, Clarksville, TN
    University:
BA Education, Tennessee State University (1963)

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
    Olympic Bronze Medal 1956 relay team
    Olympic Gold Medal 1960 three gold medals, 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay
    US Olympic Hall of Fame
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (female) 1960
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (female) 1961
    Sullivan Award 1961
    Risk Factors: Polio


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