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    Long didn’t fare well in the event as he did not qualify for the final round. Long congratulated Jesse for setting a world record in the Olympics. Read Summary of My Greatest Olympic Prize

    Long didn’t fare well in the event as he did not qualify for the final round. Long congratulated Jesse for setting a world record in the Olympics.

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    It made him feel terrible for not qualifying for the finals in the first two jumps. He questioned himself whether he had come 3000 miles for fouls only. Read Summary of My Greatest Olympic Prize

    It made him feel terrible for not qualifying for the finals in the first two jumps. He questioned himself whether he had come 3000 miles for fouls only.

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    Luz Long, a German Olympic champion helped his rival Jesse Owens, a black American to win the event by mentoring him and drawing a line few inches before the board. He showed true sportsmanship through his behavior. Read Summary of My Greatest Olympic Prize

    Luz Long, a German Olympic champion helped his rival Jesse Owens, a black American to win the event by mentoring him and drawing a line few inches before the board. He showed true sportsmanship through his behavior.

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    Everyone was sure that Jesse Owens would win as just a year before the Olympic Games, he had set the world’s record of 26 feet 8-1/4 inches. Read Summary of My Greatest Olympic Prize

    Everyone was sure that Jesse Owens would win as just a year before the Olympic Games, he had set the world’s record of 26 feet 8-1/4 inches.

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    Long’s tip to Jesse was that he should draw a line a few iches before the board and aim at making his take-off from there. This tip helped boost Jesse’s spirit and eased up his tension. Read Summary of My Greatest Olympic Prize

    Long’s tip to Jesse was that he should draw a line a few iches before the board and aim at making his take-off from there. This tip helped boost Jesse’s spirit and eased up his tension.

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    Jesse Owens said that because he himself committed mistakes in the trial jump just by thinking what would have happened had Luz Long won. This thought made him disturbed and Luz urged him to stay focused on the jump by giving him a tip. Read Summary of My Greatest Olympic Prize

    Jesse Owens said that because he himself committed mistakes in the trial jump just by thinking what would have happened had Luz Long won. This thought made him disturbed and Luz urged him to stay focused on the jump by giving him a tip.

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    Luz Long helped Jesse Owens in qualifying for the final jump by giving him useful tips and advising him to mark the line a few inches behind the board and aim from there. Read Summary of My Greatest Olympic Prize

    Luz Long helped Jesse Owens in qualifying for the final jump by giving him useful tips and advising him to mark the line a few inches behind the board and aim from there.

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    Jesse failed to qualify for the final jump because of his mistake. In the first jump he leaped from several inches beyond the take-off for a foul and in the second, he fouled even more badly. Read Summary of My Greatest Olympic Prize

    Jesse failed to qualify for the final jump because of his mistake. In the first jump he leaped from several inches beyond the take-off for a foul and in the second, he fouled even more badly.

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    Jesse failed to pass the first two jumps as he was angry and wasn’t concentrating properly which led to his poor performance. Read Summary of My Greatest Olympic Prize

    Jesse failed to pass the first two jumps as he was angry and wasn’t concentrating properly which led to his poor performance.

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    Owens managed to qualify for the finals because of the tip given by Long to him. Read Summary of My Greatest Olympic Prize

    Owens managed to qualify for the finals because of the tip given by Long to him.

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