Carl Lewis - American track, field athlete, relay, long jumper and actor
Carl Lewis is a American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 gold, and 10 World Championships medals, of which 8 were gold. His profession spanned from 1979 when he first reached a world ranking to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired. Lewis became an actor and has show in a number of films. In 2011 Lewis publicized a run as a Democratic candidate for a seat in the New Jersey Senate, but was disqualified by state officials who said he failed to meet the state's rights requirement. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled Thursday, May 5th, 2011, that Lewis can be on the ballot for the future New Jersey primary.

Lewis was a dominant sprinter and long jumper who top the world rankings in the 100 m, 200 m and long jump events repeatedly from 1981 to the early 1990s, was named Athlete of the Year by Track and Field information in 1982, 1983 and 1984, and set world records in the 100 m, 4 x 100 m and 4 x 200 m relay. His world record in the indoor long jump has stood since 1984 and his 65 repeated victories in the long jump achieved over a span of 10 years is one of the sport’s longest unbeatable streaks. His lifetime accomplishments have lead to numerous accolades, including being voted "Sportsman of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee and being named "Olympian of the Century" by the American sports journal Sports Illustrated.

Full name
Frederick Carlton Lewis
Date of birth
July 1, 1961
Place of birth
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S
1.91 m
81 kg
100 meters, 200 meters

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