Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American sprinter from Clarksville, Tennessee….who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion….and international sports icon in track and field following her successes in the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games. Rudolph competed in the 200-meter dash and won a bronze medal in the 4 × 100-meter relay at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics….after which she won three gold medals in the 100m dash and 200m individual events….along with the 4 x 100m relay at the 1960 Rome Summer Olympics. Wilma Rudolph was acclaimed the fastest woman in the world in the 1960’s….becoming the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games. As a result of the worldwide television coverage of the 1960 Rome Olympics….Wilma Rudolph became an international star along with other Olympic athletes such as Cassius Clay (The Greatest Muhammad Ali)….The Big O Oscar Robertson….and Rafer Johnson…. which is pretty HIGH COTTON here at ImaSportsphile.