Jesse Owens was an American track and field athlete who was specialised in the Long Jump. He earned four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. Jesse Owens set a World Record in Long Jump on 25 May 1935 with the jump of 8.13 metres. He created this first Long Jump world record at the 1935 Big Ten Track Meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This record lasted for 25 years. Jesse Owens credited his Long Jump victory in 1936 Olympics to the advice received from German long jumper Luz Long.