athlete

Wilma Rudolph

In Rome, 1960, Wilma Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games. Wilma’s early life did not hint at the life to come as the fastest female athlete on earth. She was born the 20th of her father’s 22 children across [...]

Lottie Dod

Charlotte Dod, known as Lottie was born in 1871 and lived until 1960. Amazingly she won the Ladies Singles Championship five times at Wimbledon and was the youngest woman ever to win the trophy. However it was not just in tennis that Lottie excelled. In fact she was the sports polymath of her day; [...]

Beryl Burton

Beryl Burton was an English cyclist who won more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles. On 17 September 1967, at the UK National Time Trial, Beryl rode a staggering 277.25 miles in 12 hours around the lanes of Yorkshire. This was a world record for both men and women! It was two [...]