in high school
Wilma Rudolph died on November, 12, 1994!
1963 and graduated with her bachelor's degree
Wilma Rudolph's best time in the 100 was an 11.0 timed in the 100 meter finals at the 1960 Rome Olympics. However, since there was a tail wind of 2.75 meters per second, higher than the limit of 2.0 meters per second, the time was not recognized as a new world record. Her best 'official' 100 meter dash time was a hand timed 11.2 set at a meet in Stuttgart in 1961.
Wilma Rudolph first showed talent or interest for her future career in the U.S. Olympics sometime between the ages of 12-16. She was 16 when she earned a position on the U.S. Olympic track and field team. Beginning sometime in 1952, the 12-year-old Wilma Rudolph achieved the dream of shedding her handicap. Her older sister was on a basketball team, and it was around this time that Wilma vowed to follow in her footsteps. She was later spotted playing by Tennessee State track and field coach Edward S. Temple. He later stated that the day he saw Rudolph for the first time he knew he had found a natural athlete. By the time Rudolph was 16, she had earned a position on the U.S. Olympic track and field team.
No, she was 16 years and 5 months old when she competed at the 1956 Games in Melbourne.
1975... The year before he first went to the Olympics
Rudolph's Shiny New Year was created in 1976.
The duration of Rudolph's Shiny New Year is 3000.0 seconds.
Rudolph was United Press Athlete of the Year 1960 and Associated Press Woman Athlete of the Year for 1960 and 1961. Also in 1961, the year of her father's death, Rudolph won the James E. Sullivan Award, an award for the top amateur athlete in the United States, and visited President John F. Kennedy She was voted into the National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame in 1973 and the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1974. She was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1983, honored with the National Sports Award in 1993, and inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1994 In 1994, the portion of U. S. Route 79 in Clarksville, Tennessee between the Interstate 24 exit 4 in Clarksville to the Red River (Lynnwood-Tarpley) bridge near the Kraft Street intersection was renamed to honor Wilma Rudolph.