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Jesse Owens
Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth 2017


: 12 September 1913


: Virgo


: 31 March 1980


: 66 years


  • James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens was an American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist in the 1936 games
When was Jesse Owens born?12 September 1913
When did Jesse Owens die? / Died31 March 1980
How many years did Jesse Owens live? / Lived66 years
Zodiac sign:Virgo

Jesse Owens facts

  • 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 three 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" and has never been equalled
  • At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, Owens won international fame with four gold medals: 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4 × 100 meter relay
  • He was the most successful athlete at the games and, as a Black man, was credited with "single-handedly crush[ing] Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy", although he "wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands with the President, either
  • The Jesse Owens Award is USA Track and Field's highest accolade for the year's best track and field athlete
  • Owens was ranked by ESPN as the sixth greatest North American athlete of the twentieth century and the highest-ranked in his sport
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