Jesse Owens

A Man On A Mission

Facts about Jesse owens

His promising athletic career began in 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio where he set Junior High School records by clearing 6 feet in the high jump, and leaping 22 feet 11 3/4 inches in the broad jump. During his high school days, he won all of the major track events, including the Ohio state championship three consecutive years. At the National Interscholastic meet in Chicago, during his senior year, he set a new high school world record by running the 100 yard dash in 9.4 seconds to tie the accepted world record, and he created a new high school world record in the 220 yard dash by running the distance in 20.7 seconds. A week earlier he had set a new world record in the broad jump by jumping 24 feet 11 3/4 inches. Owens' sensational high school track career resulted in him being recruited by dozens of colleges. Owens chose the Ohio State University, even though OSU could not offer a track scholarship at the time. He worked a number of jobs to support himself and his young wife, Ruth. He worked as a night elevator operator, a waiter, he pumped gas, worked in the library stacks, and served a stint as a page in the Ohio Statehouse, all of this in between practice and record setting on the field in intercollegiate competition.

Jesse Owen's achievements

Jesse Owens was an American track and field athlete, Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic games.He also had a long jump world record and it held for twenty-five years.He was born in Oakville Alabama, his birthday is on September the twelfth of 1913.He went to East technical high school and for college Ohio state university.

Jesse Owens challenges

Jesse Owens was always getting ill. Everyone hated him when he entered on the field because of his skin color. The citizens could not overlook jesse owens because he was black. He couldn't ride the elevator up so he had to take the stairs. Jesse owens had to get a part time job to help support his family. He was the seventh child born in his family. With this many children the mom couldn't support all of them at once. Sometimes there wasn't enough food for the children. But with all this happening he still overcame these challenges and followed his dream.
Jesse Owens, Hitler reaction