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Jesse Owens in the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals in the 1936 Olympics. THIS BEST part of this is he won them in Germany when Hitler was in charge. :-)

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American Jesse Owens talking with German Ludwig “Luz” Long at the 1936 Nazi Olympic Games. Despite the tensions between their nations and being competitors in the long jump, the two developed a friendship, with Long giving Owens pointers on how to...

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From Wikipedia James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete who specialized in the sprints and the long jump. He participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he achi www.bestdebtfreesolutions.com Discover how to eliminate your debt and take control of your finances...www.bestdebtfreesolutions.com

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Jesse Owens was the most successful athlete in the 1936 Olympics. At a time when the Nazi authorities in Berlin were propagating Aryan supremacy, Jesse Owens’ superb performance was looked upon as a fitting answer to Adolf Hitler. This image, put into context, speaks volumes of Owens’ timely victories

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da Bleacher Report

USA Track and Field's Greatest Moments

> Jesse Owens 1936

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Jesse Owens & Luz Long - “It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler,” Owens said. “You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn’t be a plating on the 24-karat friendship I felt for Luz Long at that moment. Hitler must have gone crazy watching us embrace. The sad part of the story is I never saw Long again. He was killed in World War II.”

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Mr. Owens achievement of setting 3 world records and tying another in less than 1 hour at the 1935 Big Ten track meet has been called "the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport"and has never been equaled. At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, Owens won international fame with four gold medals: 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4x100 meter relay.

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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. ~Jesse Owens

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