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Wilma Rudolph

Awards And Accomplishments

1956 Bronze medal, 4 X 100-meter relay, Olympic Games, Melbourne, Australia
1960 World record in the 200-meter race at the Olympic Trials at Texas Christian University
1960 Gold medals, 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, and 4 × 100-meter relay, Olympic Games, Rome, Italy; first American woman to win three Olympic gold medals
1961 Received Sullivan Award and Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year Award
1962 Received Babe Didrikson Zaharias Award
1973 Inducted into Black Athletes Hall of Fame
1974 Inducted into National Track and Field Hall of Fame
1980 Inducted into Women's Sports Foundation Hall of Fame
1983 Inducted into U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
1987 Received National Collegiate Athletic Association's Silver Anniversary Award
1993 Honored as one of the National Sports Awards "Great Ones"

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