Jesseowens

1980 GL. Discovered 1980 Apr. 13 by A. Mrkos at Klet.

Named in memory of the American athlete James Cleveland (Jesse) Owens (1913-1980), one of the finest track-and-field competitors in history. In the space of 45 minutes on 1935 May 26, Owens equalled the world record for the 100-yard dash and set new world records for the 220-yard dash, the 220-yard low hurdles and the long jump. At the 1936 Olympics he won four gold medals, equalling or setting new records in every event. (M 27735)

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