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Women's History Month: Wilma Rudolph

Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated
After battling both polio and scarlet fever as a kid, Wilma Rudolph was told she would never walk again. She battled, and by age 12 Rudolph was walking. Just 4 years later, she won her first Olympic medal in track and field. Rudolph is the first American woman to earn 3 gold medals in one Olympics, which cemented her nickname: "The Fastest Woman in the World".

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