Jesse Owens

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There are several men who conquered many obstacles who can be looked at role models. Albert Einstein was a remarkable man who became a genius with little education in the early years of his life. Overcoming the hate tried towards him, Jesse Owens became an Olympic gold medalist. Although Owens overcame the racial discrimination, Einstein is a better role model because of while widely his discoveries have helped scientist today. Albert Einstein was a remarkable man who never gave up when confronting a problem. In the earlier years of his life, he went to Zürich to take the entrance exam at the Swiss Polytechnic Institute. Going to take the exam was simply because a high school diploma was not needed to get in, which he didn't have. He took …show more content…
Jesse Owens was a legend of his own time who was the only child of his big family to graduate from high school. After high school, Owens went on to Ohio State, but was unable to live on campus while attending Ohio State because of his race. Owens was on the track team while attending Ohio State and by the end of March 1943, he was placed on academic probation. One of the fastest man who lived, gained the nickname “The Buckeye Bullet” (Jesse Owens) because of his remarkable speed. By the time he perfected the Owens trademark, he had broken five world records at a meet that was held at the University of Michigan. When they returned back to Ohio State, Jesse Owens became the first black captain of the Ohio State University track team. The year that he died, Jesse Owens received the living legend award from Jimmy Carter. Because of his ability to overcome obstacles, made him a perfect role …show more content…
He had failed a psychology course that had caused him to be ineligible to participate in the winter indoor track season, but his performance in Spring made him a favorite for the Olympics. He competed at the Olympics and was one of the twelve African Americans on the Olympic track team. While at the games, Owens won four gold medals: 100-meter sprint, 200-meter sprint, long jump, and 400-meter relay. He was also able to break his own world record When Owens returned to the united states, the AAU, Amateur Athletic Union, suspended Owens because he refused to tour Europe for post-Olympic games. Years later re-enrolled at Ohio State after his daughter was born and is a dry cleaning business had gone bankrupt. In his lifetime Owens had written two books, Blackthink in 1970 and I have Changed in 1972, both focusing on the rights of African Americans people. Two years before his death he was invited to the first time to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Gerald

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