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WILMA RUDOLF

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Wilma Rudolf

Wilma Rudolf
Wilma Rudolf


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Wilma Rudolf was born in Clarksville,Tennessee,in 1940. There were twenty-two children in her family. Wilma was not a strong child. When she was very young, she got a disease called polio. Wilma’s leg began to have problems. Wilma’s family loved and helped her. Her mother and her sisters massaged her bad leg. The doctor put a brace on her leg for six years. One lucky day when she was twelve, the doctor took off the brace.

At high school Wilma started on run. Soon she won every race she ran. At age fifteen she prepared for the national races. She won all nine of the races. The next year, 1956, Wilma was in the Olympic games in Australia. Wilma came back with a bronze medal.

In 1960 Wilma went to the Olympic games in Italy. The weather was very hot just as it was in Tennessee. The Italians cheered her, Wilma won the 100 meter, 200 meter, and the 400 meter relay. Wilma Rudolf was the first American woman to win three Olympic gold medals.

In 1963 Wilma got her degree in education. That year she married her high school sweetheart, and have four children.
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COMPREHENSION
A. Looking for the Main Ideas
Circle the letter of the correct answer.
1.When she was young, Wilma had problems with her leg

  • doctor
  • mother
  • leg

2.At high School Wilma started to run and won every race

  • started to run and won every race
  • started to run with a brace
  • ran for Australia

3.In the Olympic games of 1960, Wilma won three gold medal

  • won a bronze medal
  • won three gold medal
  • won because she was a woman

B. Looking for Details


Circle T if the sentence is true. Circle F if the sentence is false.
Wilma was a strong child. F
Wilma had a brace on her leg for twelve years. F
When she was fifteen, she ran for the national races. T
In 1956 the Olympic games were in Italy. F
Wilma won three gold medals in 1960. T
Wilma got married in 1963. T

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