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Jessie OwensOlympic ChampionJames Jesse Owens will always be remembered as the hero of the 1036 Olympic Games in Berlin Germany Jesse Owens would become the first American to win 4 track and field medals in one Olympic gameThis feat would be honored on postal stamps from countries around the world large and small Stamps and overprints would be issued to celebrate Jessie Owens 4 gold medals The first country to issue a stamp was XXXXXXXX in 19XX this stamp showed a pictureoverprint of Owens More than 100 stamps have been issued to honor Jesse Owens as a Olympic Champion his victory is honored every year the Olympic games are held by countries around the worldJames Jesse Cleveland was born September 12 1912 in Oakville Alabama this would be his home for nine years The family would move to Cleveland Ohio to seek better opportunities in life Jesse speed and love of running would be discovered in a gym class when they timed the students in the 60 yards dash Coach Riley quickly ask Jesse to join the track team here Jesse would learn to improve his track and field skills Coach Riley knew Jesse speed would make him the ideal candidate for the 100 and 200 yard dash plus a great long jumper also He would compete in the high jump and hurdles Jesse would become a high school track sensation at Cleveland East Technical High School by setting a high school record in the 100 yard dash with a time of 94 secondsJesse would be recruited by many colleges but Ohio State would be his choice since it was close to home Jesse wasnt offer any althelic scholarships to Ohio State so he would have to work three jobs to pay for school Jesse success on the track would continue at Ohio State setting a Big Ten record in the long jump Owens was a member of the 1936
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