Nothing is impossible

Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.

— François de La Rochefoucauld

 

Wilma Rudolph wins the 100 m at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.

Wilma Rudolph (USA) wins the 100 m at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.

Wilma Rudolph, the 20th of 22 siblings, born prematurely, contracted infantile paralysis (caused by polio) at age four. She wore a brace on her left leg and foot (which had become twisted as a result) until she was nine. At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome she won three Olympic medals.

Photo: Giuseppina Leone, reproduced in Wikimedia Commons

 

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