1936 US Olympic Rowing Gold Medal Race Footage

As Hitler watched, the US Olympic Rowing Team got off to a horrible start in the men's eight Gold medal race. With the crowd shouting "Deutschland," the US found themselves in the back of the pack by the middle of the 2,000-meter race. Suddenly, Don Hume, who had been battling a respiratory illness, picked up the pace, propelling the team to the front of the pack and a Gold medal win. This video includes footage from the 1936 Olympic rowing race. Related Article: The Boys in the Boat: History vs. Hollywood

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