Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

Undoubtedly one of the greatest Olympic stories is that of Jesse Owens. Owens won four Olympic gold medals at the 1936 Berlin games, and he did it all right under the nose of Hitler! As a black man winning all these medals, his achievements crushed Hitler's theories regarding Aryan supremacy. Furthermore, not only did he win four gold medals but he shattered world records in doing so! However, Owens himself believed that it was not Hitler that snubbed him, but his own president who did not even send a message of congratulations! Nevertheless, Jesse Owens is without a doubt one of the greatest Olympians of all time!

Film: Berlin Olympics Opening Ceremony, And Owen's Gold - Olympic Flame, Jesse Owens World Record And Athletics