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19. 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
Answer : (a)
Explanation
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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