One of Jesse Owens’ four gold medals during the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin is up for auction.

Bidding for the gold medal has a starting price of US$250,000.

“No athletic award carries the same historical weight and value as Jesse Owens’ gold medal-winning performance at the 1936 Olympics, for no athlete ever achieved nor proved as much as Owens did during those Games,” Ken Goldin, the founder of Goldin Auctions, was quoted as saying.

Six years ago, Owens’ other Berlin 1936 medals went for $1,466,574, the highest price in history for Olympic memorabilia.

Owens won the men’s 100m, 200m, 4x100m and long jump for the USA at the Berlin 1936 games.


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