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Summary

Jesse Owens (born as James Cleveland Owens in Oakville, Alabama, USA, died in Tucson, Arizona, USA) was a famous Athlete from USA, who lived between September 12, 1913 and March 31, 1980. He became 66 years old.

Biography

Jesse Owens is considered one of the most outstanding athletes of all time, regardless of Sport. Career's climax was the 1936 Olympics in Berlin when he took four gold, 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and short relay 4x100 meters.

Owens was congratulated not personally by German dictator Adolf Hitler. Hitler was present August 2, 1936 and personally congratulated the German gold medalists. He left the stadium before the awards ceremony for the African-American gold medalist Cornelius Johnson. The next day Hitler was informed by the IOC that he violated the International Olympic rules are to receive only certain winner. He had to choose between personally congratulate all, or not congratulate someone, and then chose not to congratulate any winner. Since Jesse Owens won his gold August 3, Hitler had decided to not congratulate any participant in the championship. Jesse Owens reveals in his autobiography of 1970 that the chancellor waved at him as he passed and he waved back, something that his own leader, Franklin D. Roosevelt, was not concerned about doing when Owens returned to the U.S. as a winner. Roosevelt was concerned about the reactions from the southern states and was concerned not to congratulate a folk hero.

Owens set several world records. His record in long jump (8.13) in 1935 was surpassed until 1960 and was at the end of 2010, still the world record for men in the branches included in the international championship program that has stood the longest.

Despite Owen's stunning performance was his position in the U.S. as his day's best not uncontested. That year, Owens set his world record (1935) he had to settle for bronze in the 100m (10.3) and silver in length (7.98) in the U.S. championships. Winner of both branches (10.2 or 8.00) did Eulace Peacock who unfortunately injured himself so severely later in the season that he could not participate in the Olympics 1936th A total of 1935 ended the season with 7-3 to Peacock in mutual matches.

Jesse Owens smoked every day for 35 years and suffered from lung cancer. He died at the age of 66 years in Tucson, Arizona. Owens is buried in Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 15 quotes who is written / told by Jesse, under the main topics: Dreams, Sports.

Related authors: Lynn Davies, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Owens

Famous quotes by Jesse Owens (15)


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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"
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"If you don't try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody's back yard"
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"Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it"
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"I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up"
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"A lifetime of training for just ten seconds"
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"One chance is all you need"
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"Life doesn't give you all the practice races you need"
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"Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust"
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"Although I wasn't invited to shake hands with Hitler, I wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands with the President either"
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"Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust"
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"For a time, at least, I was the most famous person in the entire world"
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"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort"
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"The only bond worth anything between human beings is their humanness"
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"A lifetime of training for just ten seconds"
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"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort"


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