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          Student Herschel Neil competed in the Olympic Trials for the Summer Olympics in 1936.  Herschel is pictured in the Olympic Stadium in Germany, prior to World War II.  Berlin won the bid to host the Games over Barcelona, Spain in 1931.Neil, who competed against Jesse Owens during the Olympic Trials, traveled with the Olympic Team by cruise ship to Germany.Adolf Hitler allowed only members of the Aryan race to compete for Germany, promoting his ideological belief of racial supremacy. While the Olympics were underway, the Nazi Party removed signs stating The Olympic Flame was used for the second time for the 1936 games.  However, it was the first time that the Olympic flame was  brought to the Olympic Village by a torch relay starting in Olympia, Greece.While the Olympic Torch burned brightly in Berlin, all Romani (gypsies) were rounded up by the Nazi Party and sent to a special camp in an attempt to "clean up" Berlin.The Berlin Olympics was the first to have live television coverage.Despite a national record in the high jump, German-born Gretel Bergmann was not allowed to compete in the Olympics because she was Jewish.  Bergmann would later immigrate to the United States.Neil praised Jesse Owens as an "outstanding athlete" and Owens similarly respected Neil. Owens said he was the "better jumper that day," referring to the Triple Jump competition held during the Olympic Trials in New York City. That day--being the Triple Jump competition during the Olympic Trials in New York City.  Neil would have won the event, if his 51-feet leap had not been disallowed.According to the Nazi Party, ethnic Africans were inferior and German "Aryans" were superior.  Owens put such propaganda to shame by winning four gold medals.Neil witnessed Owens' inspiring victories and was proud to see him win Gold for the United States.  Owens was the first American to win four Olympic gold medals in track and field.

          西北学生赫歇尔尼尔参加了1936年夏季奥运会在德国柏林,之前第二次世界大战。阿道夫·希特勒和他的纳粹党只允许雅利安种族的成员德国的竞争,以促进他的种族至上的思想信仰。杰西·欧文斯,谁尼尔竞争反对奥运小道,事实证明,思想谬误,当他为美国赢得金牌。

          尼尔在纽约市的奥运选拔赛上名列第四,因为他长的跳跃之一被取消资格,因此,缺少他的机会在柏林一争高下欧文斯。尼尔前往随国奥队到德国,是自豪地看到欧文斯赢得四枚金牌的美国。赫歇尔称赞欧文斯作为一个“优秀的运动员。”赫歇尔,谁是奥运选拔赛期间,在三级跳竞争了反对杰西·欧文斯,由欧文斯认为是“好跳线的那一天。”什么欧文斯看到尼尔的第一次飞跃是的近51英尺的距离,这将赢得该事件对熊猫全美国,谁是1936年NCAA冠军三级跳的标志。欧文斯,其实是“松了一口气”的时候,奥组委官员判断Neil的第一跳犯规而不允许跳。

          出生于士绅县,赫歇尔夺得五个单项密苏里州的高中州冠军,而在正佳高中Worth县。他的体育生涯中,赫歇尔是NCAA纪录保持者在三级跳远和有17个个人MIAA会议冠军。他还取得了八个校记录在出席西北和获得NCAA所有美国在1936年和1937年。此外,赫歇尔是两个时间AAU全国冠军。赫歇尔谁是成名的M-俱乐部大厅中的一员,入选名人堂的密苏里州体育馆于1972年尼尔在1961年去世的熊猫体育场轨道尼尔命名。成名入选的M-俱乐部大厅的完整列表,请点击 这里。 


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