Jesse Owens


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Noun1.Jesse Owens - United States athlete and Black American whose success in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin outraged Hitler (1913-1980)Jesse Owens - United States athlete and Black American whose success in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin outraged Hitler (1913-1980)
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Jones' remarkable bid would better even Carl Lewis, Jesse Owens and Dutchwoman Fanny Blankers-Koen who all won four golds.
Mr Owen's real name is Ray, but he was given the nickname Jesse by Army colleagues in honour of Jesse Owens, the black American athlete who won four gold medals at the so-called 'Hitler Olympics' in Berlin in 1936.
99) Joe Louis and Jesse Owens have been hailed as American icons since the summer of 1935 when they emerged as the first black stars of world sport.
And a shoe worn by sprinter Jesse Owens in 1936 features alongside one from Carl Lewis in 1984.
JESSE OWENS beat more than the clock on his way to immortality.
Usain Bolt v Jesse Owens JESSE OWENS beat more than the clock on his way to immortality.