Wilma Rudolph was born in the year of 1940, in Clarksville, Tennessee. Wilma never liked to lose, she always tried her very hard to be a winner. When Wilma was a young child, she had to wear a brace on her left leg because she was crippled by polio. Soon she learned to walk and run without her brace. In high school she won many races. In the 1960 Olympic games held in Rome, Wilma was the first woman to win three Olympic medals in track racing. Wilma was the world's fastest woman runner.