Jesse Owens

Information About Jesse Owens, The Olympic Athlete!


  • I was born September 12, 1913- March 31, 1980.
  • My wife was Minnie Ruth Solomon, and my children were Gloria, Beverly, and Marlene Owens.
  • I won four Olympic GOLD medals
  • I loved the Olympics and loved the rush

Early Life

  1. I went to Fair Mount Juinor High school.
  2. I won a total of 4 Olympic Gold medals.
  3. I also won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  4. In a single hour I set a new world record in the 220-yard sprint.
  5. I carried about 164 pounds of compact frame of five feet ten inches
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Likes and Interests

- I love running

- I love Country and Western music

- I love my nickname which is buckeye bullet

- I love to swim

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.

Favorite Quotes

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."

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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.