Information About Jesse Owens, The Olympic Athlete!
- I went to Fair Mount Juinor High school.
- I won a total of 4 Olympic Gold medals.
- I also won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
- In a single hour I set a new world record in the 220-yard sprint.
- I carried about 164 pounds of compact frame of five feet ten inches
Later in Life....
After the Olympics...
After the Olympics I had wanted to spend more time with my family but unfortunately I died on Marcy 31, 1980. I was 66 years old and I died of Lung Cancer.
My favorite quotes are, "We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort." "Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust." "One chance is all you need." "The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at."
Why is Jesse Owens considered a Hero?
He is considered a hero because he never gave up, he always tried his hardest no matter what. Because he tried so hard he made many extraordinary achievements in life.