Track Great Rudolph Reportedly Has Cancer

From Staff and Wire Reports

Sprinter Wilma Rudolph, winner of three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics, is being treated for cancer, the Tennessean of Nashville reported.

Rudolph became ill last month while speaking in Atlanta, and doctors detected cancer shortly thereafter, the newspaper said.

Rudolph was reportedly resting at her home in Nashville. Specifics of her illness were not known.

Rudolph earned international acclaim in 1960 when she became the first American woman to win three gold medals at one Olympiad. She won the 100 and 200 meters with her third medal coming in the 400-meter relay.



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