Rudolph, Wilma, 1940-
American sprinter, the first American woman to win three track-and-field gold medals in a single Olympics. Rudolph, an extraordinary athlete, participated in both the 1956 and 1960 Olympic games, winning medals both times and breaking world records in 1960.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- African American Odyssey (Library of Congress)
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)