I do believe it was Wilma Rudolph in the 1960 Olympic games in Rome.
She Broke woman world record, win Olympic medals, and put the USA on top in sprinting.
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing no woman athlete, American or other country, has won 5 Olympic gold medals in track and field. The most won by an American woman is 4 by Evelyn Ashford, 1 in the 100 meter dash and 3 in the 4x100 meter relay. Three other women have won 4 Olympic gold medals in track and field ... Bärbel Wöckel of East Germany, Betty Cuthbert of Australia, and Fanny Blankers-Koen of Netherlands.
America has traditionally had one of the most successful Olympic gymnastic teams. The woman with the most Olympic medals is Larissa Latynina.
In the 1960 Olympic Games Wilma Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals. As an aside, Wilma was from Tennessee.
Olympic Icon Wilma Rudolph is the only African American woman to have won three gold medals. Rudolph left her mark on the track.
Despite wearing leg braces as a child, sprinter Wilma Rudolph became the first American woman to win three Olympic gold medals in a year.
Jenny Thompson with 8.
on September 3rd 1960 Wilma g. Rudolph became the first woman to win three gold medals in track and field in one Olympic game.
i think it is whilma Rudolph
Who were the first three African American women to win medals in Olympic games?
Jenny Thompson of the United States with 8 gold medals won. All of her gold medals came in relay events. She also won 3 silver and 1 bronze for a total of 12 Olympic medals.
a pretty woman and a good pole vaulter Olympic track star.
Wilma Rudolph was the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field events at the Olympics. She tied the world record in the 100-meter and set a new Olympic record in the 200. This was at the 1960 Olympic games in Rome, Italy.
Margaret Abbott in ladies golf at the 1900 Games in Paris.
As of the 2008 Games that would be Jenny Thompson who won 12 Olympic medals (8 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze) in the 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 Games.
Women's football has been an Olympic sport since 1996. Through the 2008 Games, the United States has won the most medals (4, 3 gold and 1 silver) and Germany has won the second most medals (3, 3 bronze).
Marion Jones, (born October 12, 1975, Los Angeles, California, U.S.), American athlete, who, at the 2000 Olympic Games, became the first woman to win five track-and-field medals at a single Olympics. In 2007, however, she admitted to using banned substances