Jesse Owens Wins Multiple Gold Medals In Nazi Germany (Berlin 1936)
Would you be a bit nervous if you were asked to compete in the Olympics, in a far away land ruled by the Third Reich, and with one of the most despicable figures of all-time – Adolf Hitler – undoubtedly monitoring the events from afar? U.S. runner Jesse Owens didn't let it affect his performance in the slightest at the Berlin Games in 1936, as he won a total of four gold medals that year in the 100m, the 200m, the 4.100m relay and the long jump competitions. It's been said that Hitler wanted to use the Olympics as a platform to show that the Aryan race was physically superior to everyone else. Owens proved him dead wrong.