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Sohn Kee-chung (Son Kitei) wins 1936 gold medal...
Item # 671342
August 10, 1936
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 10, 1936
* Sohn Kee-chung - Son Kitei
* Wins gold medal in marathon
* 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics
* Jesse Owens vs. Nazi Germnay fame
The front page of section 2 (sports) has a seven column headline: "Japanese Smashes Olympic Marathon Record" (see)
More on the 1936 Summer Olympics with some Jesse Owens reporting.
Complete with all 30 pages, rag edition in great condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.
wikipedia notes: Sohn Kee-chung was a Korean athlete and long-distance runner. He became the first Korean to win a medal at the Olympic Games, winning gold in the marathon at the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a member of the Japanese delegation.
Sohn competed under the Japanese name Son Kitei, as Korea was under the colonial rule of the Japanese Empire during his career. He is the very first athlete who broke the 2:30 barrier in the history of marathon.
Category: The 20th Century