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Jesse Owens’ 1936 Olympic Gold Medal Sells in Online Auction

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.

 

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