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Jesse Owens The First American To Win 4 Gold Medals

It was on this date (August 9) in 1936 Jesse Owens became the first American to win four gold medals in one Olympics. The 1936 Olympics were held in Berlin, Germany. Jesse Owens had earlier won the 100 meters, 200 meters, and broad jump, setting world records in all three. His last gold medal was in the 4×100-meter relay, and his team set a world record there as well. Owens 4 Gold Medals were significant because it showed the world that Germany’s doctrine of supposed Aryan superiority was suspect. Take a look at footage of this history making event showing the displeasure of Adolf Hitler, while Jesse Owens captured 4 Gold medals in a single olympic competition.

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