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Transcript of Carl Lewis
Impact on Others
in Township, NJ
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Born: July 1, 1961
Place: Birmingham, AL
One of track and field's greatest performers, Carl Lewis in 1984 became the first African American athlete since Jesse Owens (1913–1980) in 1936 to win four gold medals in Olympic competition. He won nine gold medals in four straight Olympics.
Small and skinny, Lewis competed in track meets, losing far more than he won. Still, his dedication and confidence caught the eye of Jesse Owens himself at a meet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Owens urged other children to follow the example of the "spunky little guy." When he graduated from Willingboro High School in 1979, Lewis was the top-ranked high school track athlete in the country..
He is hero to his race.
He help out future African Americans make it into sports.
10 time olymic gold medalist. one of the first olymic players
He was being wacth while other african amercans were wacthing him as a hero.
Considered one of the best
He was one of the first black olympain
In 1979 Lewis entered the University of Houston (Texas) on an athletic scholarship. He worked with coach Tom Tellez, who suggested improvements in Lewis's style of jumping. After just one year of college Lewis qualified for the 1980 Olympic team, only to see opportunity pass him by when former President Jimmy Carter (1924–) cancelled
His Personal Life
He didn't make major mistakes but while he was playing he fell a few times.
his real name : Frederick Carlton Lewis
worlds top ranking in 100 meter dash
He took steriods
never was caught
Carl lewis married to Maria Lewis. Carl is now acting.
He do not have any childern. Carl lewis is People still talk about him today.
Who cares i have did 18 years of track and they are still talking about me. So I guess I still have it. Not that I know how to change people life by showing them they can do it.