Jim Thorpe (1888-1953) was a half Indian, half white athlete who excelled in multiple sports, including track and field, football, and baseball. In the 1912 Olympic Games Thorpe won the gold medal in the pentathlon and the decathlon later played pro baseball and football and he became the president of the American Professional Football Association
George Herman Ruth, Jr. (also known as "Babe", "The Great Bambino„ and The King Of Crash", was a very famous baseball player during the 1920s and 1930s in Major League Baseball. He played with the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and the Boston Braves. Babe Ruth (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948),
Jesse Owens (1913 -1980) Jesse Owens was one of the greatest African American pioneers in sports. Owens worked three jobs to pay for his colledge tuition while running on the track and field team at the Ohio State University in the early 1930s. While traveling with the team, he was often refused service at restaurants. Rather than becoming frustrated by this treatment, Owens used these incidents to build his motivation.
Jesse Owens Owens’s main achievement occurred during the 1936 Olympic Games held in Nazi Germany. Hitler hosted the games, hoping to promote the superiority of the Aryan race. He was disappointed. Owens won four gold medals in the 100- and 200- meter dashes, the long jump (setting a world record in the process), and the 400- meter race.
Mohamad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942) one of the greatest heavyweight championship boxers of all time. As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. As a professional he become the first boxer to win the lineal heavyweight championship three times.
Mohamad Ali changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam in 1964, subsequently converting to Sunni Islam in 1975. In 1967, Ali refused to be inducted into the U.S. military based on his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War – he could not enter competitions for four years. In later life, Ali developed Parkinson's disease.
Mohamad Ali In 1999, Ali was crowned "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sports Personality of the Century"
INVESTICE DO ROZVOJE VZDĚLÁVÁNÍ Tento projekt je spolufinancován Evropským sociálním fondem a státním rozpočtem České republiky. Tato výuková prezentace byla pořízena z finančních prostředků hrazených Evropským sociálním fondem a rozpočtem České republiky.