100-meter race at the Olympic Games in Berlin, 1936

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Olympic athlete Jesse Owens won four medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany:

100-meter dash, gold
200-meter dash, gold
Broad (long) jump, gold
4x100-meter relay, gold

This footage shows Owens winning the 100-meter dash in a time of 10.3 seconds. Owens was one of the 18 African Americans (16 men and 2 women) who competed in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. These athletes brought home 14 medals: 8 gold; 4 silver; and 2 bronze.


  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of William Haller
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