David Albritton and Cornelius Johnson were both African American athletes who earned big records in the high jump
David Elbritton and Cornelius Johnson stand together at Berlin Olympics
David Albritton and Cornelius Johnson are two African American players who won medals at the Berlin Olympics. In the Olympic story, today we are going to tell you the story of these two special players, who were linked to each other by a world record. Both players impressed everyone with their performance in Berlin.
This was the second Olympics by Olympic Cornelius Johnson. He had earlier participated in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games at the age of 18. That’s where Dave took part in the Olympics for the first time. Both of them had proved themselves before going to Berlin, so both of them were considered to be winning contenders in these games and it had happened.
Dave and Johnson had already become stars before the Berlin Olympics
Both these players had landed as world record holders in the Olympic Games. Prior to the Berlin Olympics, the US conducted trials to select the athletics team. The men’s trial event was held at the Randall Island Stadium in New York City. At that time there was too much heat. Jess Owens, who created history in the Berlin Olympics, did wonders in the trials as well, but what surprised people the most was Dave and Johnson.
Both set world records in Olympic trials
Cornelius Johnson first landed in the High Jump event. He did a jump of 2.07 meters at that time. The pole was re-measured from the height of the pole after his jump. He set a world record with 2.07 meters. At the same time, Dave went to jump after this and he also jumped 2.07 meters. Both players had made a world record in this event. He won gold in the Berlin Olympics with 2.03 meters. At the same time, there were davs in the second place.
Hitler did not shake hands
When Dave and Johnson won and won their medal at the podium, it was there that the speculations were being made. Actually German Chancellor Adolf Hitler did not like African American. He refused to join hands with Dave and Johnson. The IOC did not like it and he told Hitler clearly that either he should join hands or none. Hitler did not shake hands with anyone.
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