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78Summer OlympicsWilma Storms Rome

Date / Sep 8, 1960

Location / Stadio Olimpico | Rome, Italy

Moment / Wilma Rudolph broke world records in 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay, winning three gold medals in the process. She had overcome polio as a child to reach the Olympics.

Impact / Rudolph became the first American female track & field athlete to win three gold medals in one Olympic games. She raised the profile of track & field in the U.S. and she used her status to support civil rights and women's rights.