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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.
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