Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens stands atop the podium after winning the long jump at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Owens (saluting) is at center; second-place finisher Carl Ludwig Long of Germany (known as "Luz") is at right; third-place finisher Naoto Tajima (Japan) is at left on the podium.

Photo: Zentralbild/Hoffmann. Source: Deutsches Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archive), Bild 183-R96374. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany license.

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