Nevada Appeal at 150: Aug. 5, 1936: Jesse Owens first triple Olympic winner in twelve years; old records smashed

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Jesse owens first triple olympic winner in twelve years; old records smashed

Berlin, August 5 — (IP) — Jesse Owens, Negro flash from the United States, today became the first three-events winner at an Olympic meet since the performance of Pavvo Nurmi in 1924.

Owens set a new Olympic record in the 200-meter race in 20.7 second and was given a great ovation.

Yesterday Owens bettered the Olympic broad jump record five times and set a new record with the long leap of twenty six-feet, five and 21-64 inches. He had previously twice during the day bettered the record for 200 meters.

On Monday Owens won the 100-meter race, tying the world’s record at 10:3 seconds.

Another Negro, Mack Robinson of California, finished second in the 200-meter race today.

The big surprise of the day came when Kenneth Carpenter of Los Angeles, America’s No. 2 man, captured the discuss event and set the new record of 165 feet, seven and 29-64 inches. Gordan Dunn No. 1 man, was second.

Earl Meadows of Los Angeles made a new Olympic pole vault record of fourteen feet, two and 5-16 inches.

This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.


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