Wilma Rudolph is an American who was born in a poor
family. She becomes a victim of polio at the age of four. She could not walk
freely. She had to wear calipers and the doctor said,” You can never put your
foot on the earth”
But her mother encouraged her saying, ‘You can
do anything you want’ Wilma asked, "I want to be the fastest woman in the track
on the earth’.
‘Mamma, can’t I walk without
"Mamma said,”Why not my daughter?” Wilma
replied "How when doctor has refused? Then Mamma said "With God- given
ability, persistence and faith you can do any thing you
At the age of nine, she removed the calipers
and took the first step, against the advice of doctor. After four years, she
entered her first race without the calipers even while doctors were of opinion
that she could not walk independently.
Two year later, she went to Tennessee State
University and got coaching from Ed Temple, a famous coach of her
In 1960 Rome Olympia, She won 3 gold medals in
100-meter race, 200-meter race and 400-meter race.
A country of 100 corers people hasn’t get a
single gold medal in athletics in any of the Olympics so far. And a poor woman
who as a child has polio which was cured at age of 9 won 3 gold medals in one
Whenever I feel depression I ask
to myself, ‘whether my problem is bigger than