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Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis is an American former track and field athlete, who won 10 Olympic medals, including nine gold, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. His career spanned from 1979 to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired. He is one of 3 Olympic athletes who won 4 gold medals in a single event .

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Lewis at the Save The World Awards in July 2009
Personal information
Full name Frederick Carlton Lewis
Nationality American
Born (1961-07-01) July 1, 1961 (age 55)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Residence Houston, Texas, U.S.
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb; 13 st)
Sport
Country United States United States of America
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, 4x100 m relay
College team Houston Cougars
Club Santa Monica Track Club
Retired 1997

Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field athlete, who won 10 Olympic medals, including nine gold, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. His career spanned from 1979 to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired. He is one of 3 Olympic athletes who won 4 gold medals in a single event (the others being Al Oerter and Michael Phelps).

Lewis was a dominant sprinter and long jumper who topped the world rankings in the 100 m, 200 m and long jump events frequently from 1981 to the early 1990s. He set world records in the 100 m, 4 × 100 m and 4 × 200 m relays, while his world record in the indoor long jump has stood since 1984. His 65 consecutive victories in the long jump achieved over a span of 10 years is one of the sport's longest undefeated streaks. Over the course of his athletics career, Lewis broke ten seconds for the 100 meters 15 times and 20 seconds for the 200 meters 10 times. Lewis also long jumped over 28 feet 71 times.

His accomplishments have led to numerous accolades, including being voted "World Athlete of the Century" by the International Association of Athletics Federations and "Sportsman of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee, "Olympian of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Athlete of the Year" by Track & Field News in 1982, 1983, and 1984.

After retiring from his athletics career, Lewis became an actor and has appeared in a number of films. In 2011 he attempted to run for a seat as a Democrat in the New Jersey Senate, but was removed from the ballot due to the state's residency requirement. Lewis owns a marketing and branding company named C.L.E.G., which markets and brands products and services including his own.

Carl Lewis: The Master Finisher - Faster, Higher, Stronger - BBC Two

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Carl Lewis - 200m Stockholm 1991

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Workout Wednesday: Carl Lewis & Houston Sprinters

400-300-200 workout with Carl Lewis and the University of Houston sprint squad. Website: https://www.flotrack.org Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2oK0ydE Get the ...

Carl Lewis - Men's 100m - 1984 Olympics

Olympic Games Los Angeles, CA August 3, 1984 Men's 100m Round One Heat One Results: 1) Carl Lewis – 10.32 2) Tony Sharpe – 10.38 3) Mike McFarlane ...

Carl Lewis Wins 100m, Relay and Long Jump Gold - Los Angeles 1984 Olympics

Highlights from the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics as Carl Lewis wins gold in the 100m, 4x100m relay and long jump events. Subscribe to the Olympic channel: ...

100m - Carl Lewis - 9.78s

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