Adidas releases special cleat and trainer to honour 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s colour barrier
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Adidas releases special cleat and trainer to honour 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s colour barrier

ON THE 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s colour barrier, Adidas have released a special cleat and ‘turf trainer’ to honour him. Jackie became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era, aged 28. He broke the baseball colour line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at … Continue reading

Wilma Rudolph overcame polio to become the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympics Games, aged 20
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Wilma Rudolph overcame polio to become the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympics Games, aged 20

THIS IS Wilma Rudolph, who, at 20, made history as the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games. Wilma was born prematurely at 4.5 pounds (2.0 kg) and contracted contracted infantile paralysis (caused by the polio virus), aged four. She recovered, but wore a brace on … Continue reading