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...
James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (Oakville, 12 de setembro de 1913 — Tucson, 31 de março de 1980) foi um atleta e líder civil norte-americano. Ele participou nos Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 1936 em Berlim, Alemanha, onde se tornou conhecido mundialmente por ganhar quatro medalhas de ouro nos 100 e 200 m rasos, no salto em distância e no revezamento 4x100 m
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
Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games. He was quoted saying the secret behind his success was “I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up