Jesse Owens: 10 Interesting Facts

Jesse Owens was an American track and field athlete, specialized in the sprints and the long jump. He was a four-time Olympic gold medalist, with three world records and tying another in less than an hour. Here are 10 facts about the famous athlete:

Jesse Owens is credited with single handedly crushing Adolf Hitler’s myth of Aryan Supremacy during the 1996 Olympics in Berlin, Germany.

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