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- Owens’ career may have been mangled by the usual brew of prejudice and bureaucracy (he finished up racing against horses), but his name echoes down the ages as a once-in-a- generation sprinter, who posted times still respectable today. His four golds in front of Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics had significance far beyond sport.
Jesse Owens was the most successful athlete in the 1936 Olympics. At a time when the Nazi authorities in Berlin were propagating Aryan supremacy, Jesse Owens’ superb performance was looked upon as a fitting answer to Adolf Hitler. This image, put into context, speaks volumes of Owens’ timely victories