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.
Mary Lou Retton- "As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given". First American to win the all-around gymnastics title at the 1984 Olympics in LA.Also took home medals in 4 other events in those Games: silver in team competition and vault, bronze in uneven bars & floor exercise, & was named SI's "Sportswoman of the Year." Photo: Andy Hayt/SI