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  1. espnW -- Influential women and moments in sports history

    In honor of Women's History Month, we highlight some of the most influential women and moments in sports history.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | February 28, 2014
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  3. espnW -- Friends of late Wilma Rudolph recall athletic talent, en...

    Andrew Linnehan

    African-American sprinter Wilma Rudolph's talent made her a sports legend when she won three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics. Friends recall how her character made her an American icon.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  4. Wilma Rudolph Adds To Legacy


    On this day in 1961, Wilma Rudolph set the world record for the indoor 60-yard dash with a blistering time of 6.9 seconds. Fresh off her dominant performance at the 1960 Rome Olympics in which she won three gold medals, the fastest woman in the world...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  5. Saluting a pair of pioneers


    Althea Gibson and Wilma Rudolph were part the first class elected into the Black Sports Hall of Fame when it was formed on this day in 1973. Gibson became the first black woman to win a Grand Slam singles tournament at the French Open in 1956, and sh...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  6. Greatest women runners

    Jeff Merron

    From Joan Benoit to Gail Devers to Wilma Rudolph to Marion Jones, the greatest runners in U.S. history.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2004
  7. Women of Wide World: Wilma Rudolph

    With the Cold War escalating to new heights, the United States sent its track team to Moscow. Wilma Rudolph had already proven she was the fastest woman in the world when she won gold medals in the 100 and 200-meter races and anchored the United St...

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 24, 2001
  8. Her Roman conquest

    Larry Schwartz

    Signature Race Sept. 2, 1960 - Wilma Rudolph was one cool competitor at the Olympics in Rome. Before her semifinal heat in the 100 meters, she actually fell asleep. Then she tied the world record of 11.3 seconds. In today's final, Rudolph got off t...

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 29, 2000