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Jesse Owens Jesse Owens........winner of four gold medals in the 1963 Berlin Olympics: 100m sprint, 200m sprint, long jump, and 4x100 meter relay team.

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Jesse Owens was the most successful athlete in the 1936 Olympics. At a time when the Nazi authorities in Berlin were propagating Aryan supremacy, Jesse Owens’ superb performance was looked upon as a fitting answer to Adolf Hitler. This image, put into context, speaks volumes of Owens’ timely victories

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By winning a record four events at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens, 22, foiled Hitler's dream of showcasing Aryan superiority.

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50 stunning Olympic moments: Jesse Owens 4 golds in Berlin – in pictures

In the latest in our Olympic series, we relive the phenomenal performances of the 21 year old athlete Jesse Owens at the Olympic games which were being watched by Hitler in Berlin

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