Jesse Owens’ 1936 Olympic Gold Medal Sells in Online Auction
ONE OF THREE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million in an nline auction. The medal was sold by
the estate of Robinson’s late widow, Elaine Plaines-Robinson. Owens won gold in the 100- and 200-meters, 400 relay and long jump at the games attended by Adolph
Hitler,The whereabouts of the other three originals is unknown, but Owens was issued a replacement set that is part of an exhibit at Ohio State, his alma mater.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the medal will be donated to the Jesse Owens Foundation.