by Isaiah from San Diego
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battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within
yourself the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us that's where it's
at". Jesse Owens attitude towards life has helped him become a successful man
not only on the track field but put as well. His drive for success and eagerness to prove
doubters wrong, Led him to be a role model and pave the way for African-American
athletes throughout history.
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though he wasn't appreciated during his time because of his skin color he still
strived to be the best and to prove that he can do it. In the 1936 Olympics
Jesse Owens accomplished an amazing feat breaking three records and winning
four Olympic gold medals. He was inducted into the US Olympic committee hall of
fame, and he received the presidential Medal of Freedom. Jesse Owens also did charity work and helped
out in other countries. He traveled to India, Philippines, and Malaysia to lead
running clinics, but also to promote the economic and politic freedom of the
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Owens drive for success and eagerness to prove doubters all across the world
wrong led him to be a model athlete for African Americans and helped pave the
way for their success during that time. He didn't let racism get the best of
him and ignored all the hate and negativity received. His attitude led him to
win 4 gold medals and break 3 records stunning the crowd at the 1936 Olympic
achieved many honors and awards for his doings and eventually went into the
hall of fame for track I believe that his success in track and his attitude
towards life and his leadership and role model skills make him a hero.
"Jesse Owens Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television,
n.d. Web. 23 May 2013.
"The Jesse Owens Foundation." The Jesse Owens Foundation.
N.p., n.d. Web. 23 May 2013. .
"Jesse Owens Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 23 May
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