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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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.
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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.