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Transcript of Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens ,even as the big star, aimed for a greater goal.
He was balanced since he never worked too hard on just one event, but tried to better himself in all. IB learner profile traits In 1936, Jesse Owens retired from his Olympic career and started smoking for about 35 years until his death. Since December 12 he took more trips to the hospital and in January, he was stuck there. On March 31, 1980, Jesse Owens died due to lung cancer at the age of 66 in Tucson, Arizona. He wasburied Jesse Owens in Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago, IL. Junior high school years he set records in broad jump. Ohio state's championship in track events for three years in a row.
National Interscholastic meet- tied with the world record for the 100 yd dash and set a new one in the 220 meter dash
broke the world record of broad jump by a 24 feet 11 3/4 inches jump.
chose Ohio State University, even though it did not offer a track scholarship at the time, and he had to work to support his wife Ruth and himself
May 25, 1935- Jesse attended the Big Ten Championships of Berlin
1936 Olympic games hosted by Hitler, disproving Hitler's racial theories but also his own individual excellence.
Worked various jobs and was a popular public speaker who spoke of his own dreams and inspired youths to reach for theirs. His greatest enjoyment though, was to work with underprivileged youths-for he rose from being one himself- so much that he was the board member and former director of of the Chicago Boy's club. broke and tied past high school records set 3 world records in Big 10 Conference all in 45 minutes Junior year-won all 42 events he competed in 1936- 1st American to win 4 gold medals in one Olympiad 1976- Presidential Medal of Freedom by Gerald R. Ford 1990-Congressional Gold Medal by Pres. George H.W. Bush Sources http://www.jesseowens.com/about http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/features/00016393.html Night elevator operator, waiter gas pumper, page and librarian nicknames: Buckeye Bullet and Jesse (born as James Cleveland Owens) Cleveland East Technical High School Parents: Henry and Emma Owens
Siblings: Six brothers and sisters
Children: Gloria, Beverly and Marlene Ohio State University