Carl Lewis

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Carl Lewis
Carl Lewis
Lewis at the Save The World Awards in July 2009
Personal info
Real name Frederick Carlton Lewis
Citizenship American
Birthday/Birthplace (1961-07-01) July 1, 1961
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Lives Where Houston, Texas, U.S.
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb; 12 st 8 lb)
Country United States of America
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, 4×100 m relay
College team Houston Cougars
Club Santa Monica Track Club
Retired 1997

Medal record

Men’s athletics
Representing the  United States
International athletics competitions
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 9 1 0
World Championships 8 1 1
Pan American Games 2 0 1
Goodwill Games 3 1 1
Total 22 3 3

Frederick Carlton “Carl” Lewis and nicknamed The Son of the Wind (* July 1, 1961, Birmingham, United States) is a former American specialist in testing of speed and long jump that won 10 Olympic medals (9 golds) during his career (1984-1996), and 8 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals at the World Athletics Championships (1983-1993).

Carl_Lewis’s Biography

Son of American polo player William Lewis and vallista mother (Evelyn), aged 15, Lewis began competing in long jump. With his high sprint speed, he also performed well in speed events.

In 1980, at just 19, Carl was selected for the US Olympic athletics team, but his country’s boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics delayed Lewis’s debut.

In the following years, Lewis made the best marks of the season in the 100m and the long jump, and was amazed to get relief marks with some ease. He emerged as a world star. It was confirmed at the inaugural World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland, in 1983, where Lewis won his first major international success, achieving victory in the 100 m, long jump and relays 4 × 100 m. He became vegan (vegetarian without eggs or dairy) in 1990, and he himself narrates in his book “Very Vegetarian” (very vegetarian) that after this change had the best sports performance of his life.

Carl Lewis Net Worth – $20 Million

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