Wilma Rudolph by Nia By hulstromk8 Jun 23, 1940 Born Wilma Rudolph was born in 1940 in Clarksville Tennessee. Jan 1, 1946 Wears brace on legs Wears brace on her legs because of polio. Jan 22, 1956 Wins the Olymipis Wilma wins an Olympic Bronze medal in track. Jan 1, 1960 Olympic Medal Wins three Olympic gold medals. Apr 25, 2013 Today The world: Wilma Rudolph helped young athletes to achieve their dreams. Citation “Wilma Rudolph.” PebbleGo. www.pebblego.com. March 22, 2013.