Jesse Owens


Five Facts

  1. known as the ‘Buckeye Bullet’, winning 8 NCAA championships (4 in 1935 and 4 in 1936).
  2. During an athletics meeting at Ferry Field on May 25th 1935, Jesse Owens set three world records (long jump, hurdles and sprinting) in 45 minutes.
  3. Jesse Owens was made a US Goodwill Ambassador in 1966.
  4. Jesse Owens won four gold medals.
  5. Germany did lead the medals table, but Jesse Owens was the star of the Games.
Jesse Owens, Hitler reaction