Wilma Rudolph

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  • Wilma Rudolph Thesis

    Olympic sprinter by the name of Wilma Glodean Rudolph. When Wilma was an infant when she contracted polio, which led to paralysis in her legs. Even though the odds were never in her favor, Rudolph put herself to the test and went on to win three gold medals in various track events at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Wilma Rudolph inspires me for her perseverance through hard times, doing what was once perceived as impossible, and for pushing herself to do her very best, no matter what. To begin with, Wilma Rudolph never gave up, even when times were difficult. In agreement, when Wilma contracted polio, even while living in a crowded household with a low income, she managed to set aside her struggles and survived. Also, due to her skin color in the white supremacist 1960s, it was hard to obtain a leg brace from the local hospital at an affordable price, but, she stuck to it and eventually was able to obtain a custom made orthotic. Despite the uncomfortableness, she followed the doctor’s instructions and, eventually, was able to walk again. Connecting on a more personal level, I have a type of…

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  • The Other Wes Moore And Man's Environment Analysis

    Environment Means Everything Former Olympic Sprinter, Wilma Rudolph, once said “It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to accomplish. It’s all a matter of discipline. I was determined to discover what life held for me beyond the inner-city streets.” This quote by Rudolph is a prime example of how hard the inner-city life can be to overcome. In “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates,” it portrays the struggle of the inner-city life between the two main characters as one has the discipline to…

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  • College Admissions Essay: Growing Up In My Home

    retirement. The teacher retirement is ranked number three in the nation. Knowing after my completion of teaching that my future and my children 's future will be secure means a lot to me. My goal is to complete as much as I can before my newborn arrives. I am setting a 6 month goal and at least one test a week. My motivation right now is the expectation of my first child. I really want to make a difference in my family, I want to better their future in any way I can and I want my children…

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  • Cancun Research Paper

    Cancun has almost 14 miles of beaches, and there are two types of beaches. If you go the north side the beaches have more tranquil water, but if you go the east side there will be more exciting waves over there. Cancun's beaches are also known for their white powdery sand. The white sand is made from crushed coral. Also the further east you go in the Hotel Zone the more turquoise the color of the water is. (The Hotel Zone is a piece of land that is shaped like the number “7”.) The good t.ing is…

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  • Brief Swot Analysis Of Walgreens

    History The history of Walgreens started with one man and his dream to make something of himself: Charles R. Walgreen, Sr. Charles was born near Galesburg, Illnois, but later moved several miles away to Dixon where his entreprenurial life would commence. It was in this town where Walgreen began working at Horton’s Drugstore; the main reason why he was working at that establishment came from an accident that happened previously where (“the top joint of his middle finger”) was cut off. If it was…

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  • Creative Writing: Anonymously Rudolph

    Tara Haggerty Anonymously Rudolph Rudolph is a six year old Red-Nosed Reindeer, he had a very shiny nose and some would even say it glows, all of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names they never let Rudolph join in any reindeer games, Rudolph never really had any friends. He would just stay in his stall all day and play by himself. After years of being teased and flat out bullied, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer finally had it. Rudolph was sick and tired of not being able…

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  • Wilma Rudolph's Life And Accomplishments

    Wilma Rudolph Loryn Link Gold medal goes to Wilma Rudolph with a time of 44.5 seconds in the 400-meter relay race! You’ve probably heard of the Olympic Games, right? Anyway, Wilma Rudolph won three gold medals in just one Olympic Games. Enjoy these amazing flashbacks from the time of Wilma’s early years to the time of her death. Let’s begin! On June 23, 1940 Wilma Rudolph was born prematurely. She was the 20th out of 22 children. She wanted to become an African-American track and field…

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  • Wilma Rudolph's Accomplishments

    The 1956 Olympics Wilma Rudolph a 16 year old won a bronze medal in the 4x100 meter relay, this achievement was even more remarkable considering that she had polio as a child and wore braces on her legs until the age of nine. She began running and no one could stop her, in high school she never lost a meet. After triumphing in the 1956 Olympics she did even better in the 1960 Olympic games, winning gold medals in the 100 meter, 200 meter, and 4x100 meter relay. She became the first american…

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  • Should Female Athletes Be Able To Play In Sports Essay

    and powerful in athletic sports just like the males. So, yes I Agree that Female athletes should be able to play with the boys. Futhermore, female athletes are starting to get more and more involved with with sports that are predominatly played by males. For instance, In a research study the statistics have shown that more females have been into playing Football,Basketball and Track more than males athletes. Plus,Football,Basketball and Track are predominatly played by males. In support of this,…

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  • The John Carlos Story Summary

    star and part of the big political movements sports took at this time, relates back to the girls from the book A Spectacular Leap Black Women Athletes in Twentieth- Century America was written by Jennifer H. Lansbury. They were all part of this big civil rights movement in the country and how they broke through the racial barriers, by sports, more specifically by Track and Field. All of them struggled for a greater cause than just running and winning medals. The women showed what is was like to…

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