Although it's an incredibly chilling time in history, it's an amazing photo. Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics which were held in Nazi Germany. Summer Olympics, Olympics Games, Gold Medal, Berlin Olympics, Nazi Germany, Jesse Owens, Long Jumping, Black History, 1936 Olympics
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The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games were marked by Hitler's desire to showcase Aryan supremacy and American Jesse Owens' refusal to play along. Owens won four gold medals at the games including the long jump. This photo from the medal stand of that event is one of the most powerful images in Olympic history. The 30 Most Powerful Sports Photographs Of All Time
Jesse Owens Wins In Nazi Germany (1936) During the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games Hitler intended to showcase his Aryan ideals and power. However, Jesse Owens won four gold medals and became an American hero.
Retton became the first American to win the all-around gymnastics title, at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. She also took home medals in four other events in those Games -- silver in the team competition and vault, and bronze in the uneven bars and floor exercise. That year, Retton was named SI's "Sportswoman of the Year."