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Jesse Owens
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Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin
Personal information
Full name James Cleveland Owens
Born September 12, 1913
Oakville, Alabama, U.S.
Dee'd 31 Mairch 1980(1980-03-31) (aged 66)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Alma mater Ohio State Varsity
Hicht 5 ft 10 34 in (180 cm)[1]
Wecht 165 lb (75 kg)
Sport
Sport Track an field
Event(s) Sprint, Long jump

James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, 1913 – Mairch 31, 1980) wis an American track an field athlete an fower-time Olympic gowd medalist in the 1936 gemmes.

Owens specialised in the sprints an the lang jump an wis recognised in his lifetime as "perhaps the greatest an maist famous athlete in track an field history".[2] His achievement o settin three warld records an tyin anither in less nor an oor at the 1935 Big Ten track meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan, haes been called "the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport"[3] an haes nivir been equalled. At the 1936 Simmer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, Owens wan internaitional fame wi fower gowd medals: 100 meters, 200 meters, lang jump, an 4 × 100 meter relay. He wis the maist successfu athlete at the gemmes an as such haes been creditit wi "single-handedly crush[in] Hitler's meeth o Aryan supremacy."[4]

The Jesse Owens Awaird is USA Track and Field's heichest accolade for the year's best track an field athlete. Owens wis ranked bi ESPN as the saxt greatest North American athlete o the twentiet century an the heichest-ranked in his sport.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Edmondson, Jacqueline (2007). Jesse Owens: A Biography. USA: Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 29. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  2. Litsky, Frank (1980), Jesse Owens Dies Of Cancer at 66, New York Times, retrieved March 23, 2014 
  3. Rothschild, Richard (May 24, 2010). "Greatest 45 minutes ever in sports". Sports Illustrated.com. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  4. Schwartz, Larry (2000). "Owens Pierced A Myth". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Archived frae the oreeginal on July 6, 2000. 
  5. "Top N. American athletes of the century". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 23, 2014.