Monday 6 August 2012

What would Hitler have made of Bolt?...

In 1936 Jessie Owen won the 100m sprint, 200m sprint, long jump, and men’s 4 x 100m relay at the Berlin Olympics and Hitler’s theory of Aryan race superiority was shattered. There are reports that Hitler stormed out, snubbing Owen, then again Owen is reported to have said that Hitler did acknowledge him by waving at him, and even shook his hand backstage which the press would not report on.

Jessie Owens was reported to have said that he was treated better by the Germans, than Americans, and it was his own President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who snubbed him... never inviting him to the White House or really acknowledging his success.

Jessie Owen may not have received the type of material success that is awarded to athletes nowadays in the form of sponsorship and advertising campaigns, but he is iconic, and was undoubtedly a great athlete.

So what would Hitler have made of Bolt and Blake? (cute)

Frankly I think he would have been in awe... enjoying every moment of what was a master class of sheer athletic brilliance

Next time Gatlin... On the line he looked fierce!!!.. got a text last night that summed it up... "wot a line up!!"

1 comment:

  1. No doubt he would have been pissed. There isn't a white man that's ever lived that can run anywhere near as fast as Bolt.