Jesse Owens

Olympian Track and Field Athlete

Jesse Owens Wins 100m Olympic Gold in front of Hitler at 1936 Olympics
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  • He won 4 gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
  • His real name is James Cleveland Owens.
  • His events included sprints and long jump.
  • He was the most successful athlete at the 1936 Summer Olympics.
  • His Olympic dorm was turned into a living museum.
  • When Jesse beat the German sprinters it was an embarrassment to Hitler.