Jesse Owens was an American athlete. He is best remembered for his performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where he won gold medals in the long jump, the 100- and 200-metre dashes, and the 4 x 100-metre relay. He was the first American track and field athlete to win four gold medals at a single Olympic Games.
What is Jesse Owens most famous for?
Jesse Owens, also known as “The Buckeye Bullet,” was an American track and field athlete who won four gold medals and broke two world records at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.
How fast can Jesse Owens run?
One of the taglines for the biopic Race, about legendary American athlete Jesse Owens, is: “In 10.3 seconds Jesse Owens changed the world.” The “10.3 seconds” is the time it took Owens, played onscreen by Stephan James, to complete the 100-meter race at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
Who beat Jesse Owens record?
15:25 long jump – 8.13m – world record No.
The first man to breach the 8m barrier, Owens had broken the world record by a massive 15cm – only Bob Beamon with his legendary leap at the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games has ever extended the world-leading mark by more.