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Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals in the 1936 Olympics.

Jesse Owens in the 1936 Berlin Olympics

In 1936, Hitler hosted the Olympics in Berlin, intending for them to be a showcase of Aryan supremacy. American Jesse Owens shattered that goal when he won four gold medals in track & field.

Jesse Owens' four golds medals Adolf Hitler wanted to use the 1936 Olympics in Berlin to showcase Nazi Germany and prove the racial inferiority of African-Americans among ethnic groups. Instead, American track and field star Jesse Owens stole the show, winning four gold medals on Hitler's home turf.

Jesse Owens on the medal stand to receive one of his four Gold Medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany • photo: Hoffmann / German Federal Archive on Wikipedia

Jesse Owens - 1936 Olympics

Photograph of Olympian Jesse Owens Item From Records of the U.S. Information Agency. (1982-10/01/1999) Jesse Owens is helping us celebrate Running Day. Owens participated, and won gold, in four events at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Let Owens’ words be an inspiration to go for a walk today “I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up.” Source: http://go.usa.gov/D965

Berlin 1936 Olympics - Jesse Owens American Athlete takes home gold in track & field, thus making a mockery of aryan superiority in Hitler's stadium. Yay Jesse!!!!

Jesse Owens marched into Hitler's Germany and won four gold medals