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Ohio State Moment At No. 3 On Sports Illustrated's 100 Greatest Sports Moments List

Sports Illustrated published today a list of the 100 Greatest Moments In Sports History. 

There are a number of college sports' moments on the list. One of them is Ohio State related. 

Jesse Owens, an Ohio State alumnus, and his four gold-medal performance at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin checks in at No. 3 on the list. Owens, 23 at the time of those Summer Olympics, was just one year removed from his OSU career. 

Here's what SI had to say about that moment.

DATE / Aug 9, 1936

LOCATION / Olympiastadion | Berlin, Germany

MOMENT / Known as “The Buckeye Bullet,” Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics. Adolf Hitler expected the Games to be a showcase of Aryan supremacy, but the United States won 11 gold medals — six of which were won by African-American athletes, and four of which were won by Owens.

IMPACT / The defeat in his home city was an embarrassment for Hitler and cemented Owens into history. Though he was not met at home by fanfare at the time, he was eventually awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1976.

Here's video of Owens' performance. 

You can view SI's full list here

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