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Olympics – 1936 – Track + Field Legend Jesse Owens – The Buckeye Bullet – Host Paul Hornung

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Jesse Owens was an American track and field athlete….who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Games….while completely dismantling the concept of the “superior Aryan race” in front of their Furher and his entire 3rd Reich.    

Owens specialized in the sprints and the long jump…..and was recognized in his lifetime as “perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history” His achievement of setting 3 world records and tying another in less than an hour at the 1935 Big Ten track meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan has been called “the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport”….in a feat that has never been equaled.

At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany….Jesse Owens achieved international fame by winning four gold medals in the men’s 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4 × 100 meter relay….a feat that has only been equaled once in Olympic competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Games by USA Carl Lewis…. which our Bone Daddy got to see live….for Jesse Owens was the most successful athlete at the Berlin Games….and as a black man was credited globally as “single-handedly crushing Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy”….although the color of his skin had prevented him from being invited to the White House to shake hands with the President, also.   

Still today, the Jesse Owens Award is USA Track and Field’s highest accolade for the year’s best track and field athlete….while Owens was ranked by ESPN as the sixth greatest North American athlete of the twentieth century….while also being the highest-ranked in his sport….and in 1999 was on the six man short list for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Century….so when any fan of sports considers these significantly high acclaims…..it makes this video MUST SEE TV!!!

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