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Owens, Jesse

Pronunciation: /ˈō(w)ənz/
(1913–80), US athlete; born James Cleveland Owens. In 1935, he equaled or broke six world records in forty-five minutes, and in 1936, he won four gold medals at the Olympic Games in Berlin. The success of Owens, a black man, in Berlin outraged Hitler.
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