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Discussion :: Sports - Section 1 (Q.No.60)

60. 

Which track and field star overcame childhood polio to become one of the greatest athletes of her time?

[A]. Wilma Rudolph
[B]. Gail Devers
[C]. Florence Griffith Joyner
[D]. Jackie Robinson

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Rudolph won 3 gold medals (100m, 200m and 4x100m relay) at the 1960 Olympics. Devers overcame a thyroid disorder (Graves' disease) that nearly resulted in her having both feet amputated.

For more info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilma_Rudolph .

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