The Accomplishments of Jesse Owens in Athletics and for Society Jesse Owens was the best track athlete at the 1936 Olympics due to his four gold medals in the 400 meter relay , the 100 meter dash , the 200 meter dash and the running board jump or the long jump. Now not only did he run but he showed that he was also versitlie and could jump. He also won a gold by the help of three others to win the 400 meter relays. Now a short summary of his life will be discussed. One of the greatest track-and-field athletes of all time.
Also in high school he set two world records. He ran the 220 yard dash i... ... middle of paper ... ...rld record in the 100 yard dash and won the 220 low hurdles all in under forty five minutes. In the Olympics he competed in the 100 meter dash, long jump, 220 meter dash and the 400 meter dash. In the Olympics he got four gold medals. Jesse Owens was a very important man.
Usain Bolt How fast can one man be? Usain Bolt is the most naturally talented athlete in the world. Bolt made his dreams come true by winning three gold medals and also breaking three world records at the 2008 olympics in Beijing. Also at the 2008 Olympics Bolt became the first man to win both 100 and 200 and beat the worlds records. Nothing interfered with Bolt because at the 2012 Olympics in London Usain Bolt beat all three of his records again.
In 1912, at the Olympic Games at Stockholm, Hannes Kolehmainen "ran Finland onto the map of the world", winning three gold medals in long-distance events. His races made an indelible impression on the 15-year-old Paavo Nurmi, who decided to do the same. Soon enough, Paavo got his first pair of running shoes and began serious training. 174 centimeters tall and weighing 65 kilograms at his prime, Paavo Nurmi was ideally built for a long-distance runner. In terms of basic training knowledge, Nurmi was self-educated.
Apart from that, he was also known as “Rapid” Ray Lewis, as he could outrun anyone his age. From that moment, anyone knew that he would outshine his peers in the future. During his high school years, he dominated the track-and-field sport, which was the only sport he was allowed to do. Ray was so good that he even tried out for the 1928 Olympics as a 400meter runner. He came in fourth place, making it into Canada’s team.
Although there is much confusion on Thorpe's date of birth, this is the date according to his estate. The career biography of Jim Thorpe reads like an encyclopedia of sports, encompassing virtually every major athletic event available. In the 1912 Olympic Games at Stockholm, he won both the pentathlon and decathlon events. In the same year, he led his Carlisle Indian School team to the national collegiate championship, scoring 25 touchdowns and 198 points. Following the college football season, Thorpe went on to play 6 years of Major League Baseball.
His most famous catch was in the important upset of Army in 1913, this brought attention to Notre Dame, and the use of the forward pass in college football. Knute was as brilliant as a student as he was as an athlete. He attended Notre Dame to study chemistry. He studied this for four years, and ended up graduating near the top of his class. He graduated with a 90.52, which was on a scale of 100.
Jesse Owens then went to Cleveland East Technical High School to further his education and running career. There he continued to flourish in track and field. He attended the Ohio state championships three years in a row, winning all the major events. By senior year Jesse Owens was a force to be reckoned with. At a National Interscholastic meet in Chicago Jesse set a high school world record in the 100 yd.
(Raatma 8-9) Jesse began running track and field in middle school. In 1928 he set many middle school records including jumping almost twenty-three feet in the long jump (“About Jesse Owens” 1). Jesse went to East Technical High School in the 1930s where he continued to set records and develop as a track and field star. In fact, in his Junior Year, at the National Interscholastic Championship, Jesse set the 220-yard dash record and tied the world record in the 100-yard dash. The city of Cleveland, in order to demonstrate their pride, honored Jesse Owens with a citywide parade marking his debut into the spotlight.
Phelps, at the age of 15, made it on an Olympic team, being the youngest male to have done that since 1932 (Busnak 32). At the 2004 Olympic Games he won six gold medals. He also captured five Olympic Records and two World Records. In Beijing Michael won eight medals and all of them were gold. He set nine Olympic records and eight of them still stand today.