Wilma Rudolph was one of the most admired American sprinters who became a world-record-holding Olympic medalist. She has been an inspiration to athletes for generations. She was bron premature and suffered from polio, but that did not deter her spirit. At the age of 12 when her partially deformed leg was cured, the little girl, who could barely walk, challenged all the kids in the neighborhood at jumping and running. Having participated at small competitions and being impressed by her performance her coach asked her to participate at the ‘Summer Olympics’ which were held in 1956. She won a bronze at this competition and established her career as spinster. She later went on to participate in the 1960 ‘Rome Olympics’ and won the 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash race. Apart from that she also won the 4*100 meter relay, setting a new record. She also helped in promoting racial harmony in America and across the globe. Following are some notable thoughts and quotations by the distinguished athlete that are sure to inspire you. Presenting famous quotes and sayings by Wilma Rudolph.
When I was going through my transition of being famous, I tried to ask God, why was I here? What was my purpose? Surely, it wasn't just to win three gold medals. There has to be more to this life than that.
Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.
I had a series of childhood illnesses... scarlet fever.... pneumonia.... Polio. I walked with braces until I was at least nine years old. My life wasn't like the average person who grew up and decided to enter the world of sports.