In 1984, at the age of 17, a Zola Budd appearance broke the women’s 5000 meter world record. Sensational as it was, the world track and field establishment refused to recognize the record, claiming that it took place in apartheid South Africa. After granting her British citizenship, she was able to compete in the 1984 Summer Olympics, where a Zola Budd appearance again broke the world record – this time, officially. Budd also won twice at the World Cross Country Championships.
**Zola Budd Speaker**
As a result of being from Apartheid-laden South Africa, Budd’s stint as a runner was met with numerous controversies. But despite her background, she was able to overcome the obstacles and emerge as one of the most successful South African-born runners in history, providing a great Zola Budd speaker topic as she relives her journey from the surroundings of oppression to the surroundings of success.
**Zola Budd Appearance**
The most controversial Zola Budd appearance came in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, when Budd and American track star Mary Decker collided in the 3000m, famously sending Decker to the ground amid a chorus of boos for Budd.
**Zola Budd Endorsement**
The Decker-Budd collision at the 1984 Olympics is regularly ranked as one of the most famous sporting moments in history, making a Zola Budd endorsement the kind of endorsement that benefits from the track star’s continued appearance in a highlight-reel style clip.
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