Wilma was a little girl, when she contracted polio and her doctors said she would never walk again. But Wilma persisted with treatment, and she recovered her strength by the age of 12. Wilma went on to show suprmeme talent for sprintng at school. Wilma was at university when she went to the 1960 Olympics where she not only won gold in sprint events, but also broke world records with her sprinting skill. She had beaten polio to become an Olympic champion. She is a huge inspiration to many women in sports around the world. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the athlete's life.