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Carl Lewis



carl lewis Biography - Most world renowned Olympians of all time.



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



Carl Lewis-Top Ten Olympic Moments: Gold Medal Moments



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



Carl Lewis-100m.WR,Tokyo,1991 World Championships

Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis is an American former track and field athlete who won nine Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver medal, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. His career spanned from 1979 to 1996, when he last won an Olympic event. He is one of only three Olympic athletes who won a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games.
  • Personal 

  • Fame as a competitive athlete 

  • Breakthrough in 1981 and 1982 

  • 1983 and the inaugural World Championships 

  • 1984 Summer Olympics: emulating Jesse Owens 

  • Lack of endorsements and public perception 

  • Ben Johnson and the 1987 World Championships 

  • 1988 Summer Olympics 

  • 1991 World Championships: Lewis' greatest performances 

  • Long jump showdown versus Powell 

  • Final years and retirement 

  • Use of stimulants 

  • Film and television 

  • Bid for New Jersey State Senate