JESSE OWENS

1913/1980

by Jason Barber

Why he is famous


Jesse Owens Was an American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist.Owens specialized in the sprints and the long jump and was recognized in his lifetime as "perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history".

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This is a Quote he said

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.

This is something about childhood

When Owens was in the fifth grade, the athletic supervisor asked him to join the track team. From a skinny boy he developed into a strong runner, and in junior high school he set a record for the 100-yard dash. In high school in 1933 he won the 100-yard dash, the 200-yard dash, and the broad jump in the National Interscholastic Championships. Owens was such a complete athlete, a coach said he seemed to float over the ground when he ran.


This is 2 CHARACTER TRAITS foe Jesse Owens

BRAVE because he has to be brave to run and beat people.Kindness because he didn't just wont to win he helped people and let other people win to.

This the most Iteresting fact I learned about Owens

Jesse Owens at the start of his record-breaking 200 meter race at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.America’s Betrayal of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens (2002), the author reports that Hitler left the stadium the day before Owens won the 100-meter, to avoid shaking hands with Cornelius Johnson, the African-American gold medalist in the high jump.


Jesse Owens Wins 100m Olympic Gold in front of Hitler at 1936 Olympics