Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games. He was quoted saying the secret behind his success was “I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up
50 stunning Olympic moments No6: Jesse Owens's four gold medals, 1936 The inspirational athlete blazed a trail during seven days at the Berlin Olympics, the like of which had never been seen before. | Jesse Owens on his way to winning gold in the 100m at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Click here for a gallery of Owens's performances in Germany. Photograph: PPP
Quote from Jesse Owens regarding the 1936 Olympics in Berlin: "Hitler didn't snub me – it was FDR who snubbed me. The president didn't even send me a telegram." On the other hand, Hitler sent Owens a commemorative inscribed cabinet photograph of himself.