When Wilma Rudolph contracted polio at age 4, they worried she would never walk again. Her hard work on her physical therapy restored her ability to walk by age 12. But she didn’t stop there. She started running, and she became one of the fastest women in the world.

Wilma Rudolph was the first American woman to win three gold medals at a single Olympics. Her accomplishments on and off the track continue to inspire us today.