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.
Though with all the jobs Jesse had he could not do track in the afternoon so his coach made him get there before school so he could practice track. /jesse set Junior high records in the high jump with a 6 foot jump and he set another one in the broad jump with 22 feet 11 inches and 3/4. In high school, Jesse won all his major track events. He set records in the 100 meter dash with 9.4 seconds which also tied the world record. Also in high school he set two world records.
When he got into Junior High School he was directed towards running because of his size factor. Prefontaine loved the sport and decided to run cross-country at Marshfield High School in Coos Bay. When track season came around, Steve ran the distance races for his team. After losing one particular race he promised that he would not lose another in his high school career. Prefontaine did just that, he didn't lose a single cross country or track race including the state championships.
0 in smashing the record. On the final jump Long had faulted and just like that Jesse won the broad jump. In his last jump Jesse smashed the record again getting 26ft, 5.5 in. Even though Jesse Owens came from a poor family he still had inside of him perseverance, zeal, and courage to be the best Olympic athlete he could be. His legacy has carried on inspiring a whole new generation of track and field athletes.
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.
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.
When he was ten, he joined the school’s track and field team. A couple of years later he was actually the fastest kid at his school. One thing a lot of people don’t know though is that Usain’s favorite sport was actually cricket. People saw how fast he was though and pushed him to be a runner. Even his cricket coach pushed him to be in track and field.
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.
The road to becoming the greatest body builder of all time was looking short after victories in all contests, including a stone-lifting contest in Munich. Eight years of hard work, led to Arnold’s victory in the Mr. Olympia Competition. In 1970, Arnold becomes the youngest Mr. Olympia in the world. From 1970 to 1975, Arnold holds ... ... middle of paper ... ...zi On Main along with invested in a restaurant chain called Planet Hollywood, Arnold has positively made a name for himself since arriving to the United States without a dollar to his name. During his life, Arnold had to face many trial and errors, along with just plain failures but in the end, when you look back on his life, he pulled away with four great careers such as bodybuilding, actor, politician, and a businessman.
That same year Norman Manley’s eldest son, Douglass Manley, eclipsed the record also. Norman Manley’s athletic greatness continued through the 1912 Class 1 Championships. Between 1910 and 1912, his college team won two championships, mainly because of Norman Manley’s contributions. During the 1912 championship year, Norman Manley had another awe-inspiring performance in the 220 yard run. His time of 23 seconds flat was very comparable to the previous Olympic times in the 200 meters.