Original art from Reader’s Digest, October 1960 Jesse Owens amazed the world by winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games—in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, the broad jump and the 400-meter relay.
What was the greatest Olympic prize according to Jesse Owens?
In the finals, Jesse Owens won and secured gold medals, but the friendship he formed with Luz Long was what he calls his greatest Olympic Prize and considered it 24-carat pure.
What had Pierre de Coubertin said my greatest Olympic prize?
(iv) Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games said, “The important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part. The essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.”
What was the greatest Olympic prize for Owens Luz Long was the perfect example of true sportsman justify?
Luz Long was one of his greatest athletes and was sure of winning the gold medal. He was hitting 26 feet almost all the time in practice and was sure of winning the medal. He gave Jesse Owens tips on how he could improve his jump and that helped him to win the gold medal.
What made Jesse feel good?
When Jesse failed to qualify for the finals in his first two attempts out of three, Luz went towards him and made him calm. Jesse felt good when Luz asked him not to bother about anything and told him to just close his eyes and he would qualify. (b) What were Long’s views about Hitler’s , Aryan supremacy theory?
What was the first Olympic Prize?
The now-familiar gold, silver and bronze line-up first appeared at the St Louis games in 1904. As they were retroactively awarded, though, it could be claimed that American James Connelly was first to go gold for winning the triple jump on the first morning of the 1896 Athens Olympics.
Who was Luz Long in my greatest Olympic prize?
Luz Long was a tall German athlete. He was a talented athlete. He was a rival of Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympic Games which were held in Berlin, Germany. He was a trump card in the Olympic Meet that year with whom Hitler wanted to prove the racial superiority of Aryans.
Was long a true sportsman?
Answer: Luz long was a real sportsman because he didn’t played the game for only winning purpose. He encouraged the narrator when he was doing foul . This shows his sportman spirit.
What made the speaker of the extract bitter?
Ans. On the first of his 3- qualifying jumps, he leapt from several inches beyond the take-off board for a foul. On the second jump, he fouled even worse. This underperformance at the event made the speaker bitter.