jesse owens' Career
1936 olympic medals
26' 5 1/4"
accomplishments & awards
Set or tied national high school records
in the 100 yard dash, 200-yard dash, and the long jump.
Broke 3 world records and tied a fourth in a 45-minute span
at the 1935 Big Ten Conference Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Competed in 42 events his junior year, and won them all
including four in the Big Ten Championships, four in the NCAA Championships, two in the AAU Championships and three at the Olympic Trials.
The first American to win four gold medals in a single Olympiad in 1936
100 m dash in 10.3 seconds (tying the world record), long jump with a jump of 26' 5 1/4" (Olympic record), 200 m dash in 20.7 seconds (Olympic record), and 400 m relay in 39.8 seconds (Olympic and world record).
Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1976.
The highest award bestowed upon a civilian, by Gerald R. Ford
Posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1990
by President George H.W. Bush.