Yet, this amazing runner had spent much of her childhood unable to walk because of polio. After the 1960 Olympics ,Wilma was a hero to people all over the United States. She and her parents were invited to the White House to meet president John f.Kennedy. Wilma retired from racing in 1962 after several more thrilling wins .She finished college in 1963,then taught school and served as a coach. Wilma married Robert Eldridge and raised two daughters and sons.
After these wins, she was being hailed throughout the world as "the fastest woman in history". Finally, on September 11, 1960, she combined with Tennessee State teammates Martha Hudson, Lucinda Williams and Barbara Jones to win the 400-meter relay in 44.5 seconds, setting a world record.  Rudolph had a special, personal reason to hope for victory—to pay tribute to Jesse Owens, the celebrated American athlete who had been her inspiration, also the star of the 1936 Summer Olympics, held in Berlin,
Not only is she an inspiring female because of her accomplishments, but she overcame these accomplishments as physical therapy reccomended by her docor. This person who was born in New Jersey, worked hard in her profession and became a well known and respected figure skating goes by the name of Elaine Zayak. To start off, Elaine Zayak is one of the top figure skaters in the United States. She was born on April 4, 1965 in Paramus, New Jersey. At age two, she lost three toes on her left foot as a result of a lawnmower accident("Elaine Zayak").
With my efforts, I was able to obtain a grant for my High School education in a private school and that made my mother so happy and proud. When I was 16 they discovered that I have a rupture in the retina of my left eye and she did everything to collect the money to take me to the hospital and had a surgery; I remember seeing her cried, telling the doctors to please fix my eyes, that she wouldn’t me suffer the same way that she did. Even that I don’t see perfectly well, I been able to succeed thanks to the prompt actions that were taken. I never thought of moving out of my country, what for? I had it everything: a house, a job, my family, a fiancée; but different social and family situations take me out of my nest and sent me to fly to a different world.
As a middle school runner I mainly ran 3ks which was ran on the same course as high school but was only 1.8 miles. I remember the senior runners screaming at me to run faster because it’s only a 3k its nothing compared to a 5k. The taunting from the upper class only made me run twice as hard during practice and running events, just to prove I had what it took to make varsity and run a 5k. My coach in instantly took note on how
Some of the names that were appearing on the top of the charts surprised me. Who knew that the president of the math club had such a strong throwing arm? Is that my lab partner from freshman year passing every other player in sprints? These girls were working harder than any sports team I had been apart of. Amazingly, girls who had little history with each other were gathering together during breaks, laughing and encouraging teammates.
Martin de Porres was that he was known for his unique healing powers. An example of one of his healing miracles is when an 87 year old lady from Paraguay, was given a few hours to live. She several severe intestinal blockage and had suffered a heart attack. All the doctors had given up on her and were already making arrangements for her funeral the following day. However her daughter and some friends were praying to St. Martin and said 15 decades of the Rosary, asking above all through the intercessions of St. Martin that her mother would still be alive by the time she herself could reach her mother’s home in Paraguay.
The First U.S. Woman’s Gymnastics Olympic Gold Medal Have you ever heard about Kerri Strug? If you haven’t than you are missing out. If you have heard about her then you probly know what an amazing person she is, or wait a minuet do you even know what she did to be so great? Kerri Strug was on the 1992 and the 1996 Olympic Gymnastics teams. Kerri helped lead the 1996 Olympic gymnastics team to get the gold medal, and may I add it was the first time for the U.S. Woman Olympic Gymnastics to ever win the gold medal.
Her journey began after a wreck in August of 1996 that shoved a steering wheel into her skull and changed the course of her life forever. Almost a year later she was able to walk and talk and be normal again. At that time she decided everything she had taken for granted had been almost taken away from her, and she had to start focusing her attention and her life on the real and important things. And so she thought the way to do that was to begin a spiritual journey. The woman described above is Julia Butterfly Hill, a determined twenty-three-year-old preacher’s daughter from Arkansas who in December of 1997 climbed one-hundred and eighty feet into a thousand-year-old redwood tree named Luna in Humboldt County of California.
The abuse ended when she was fourteen years old; Oprah credits her father for saving her from the abuse. Oprah had a son when she was 14 years old who died as an infant.Because of her teen pregnancy, she often had suicidal thoughts. As a teen, she learned 20 new vocabulary words a week and she was crowned Miss Black Tennessee in 1972. In highschool, Oprah was elected President of Student Council and she was also selected “most popular” in high school as a senior. She graduated from Nicolet High School