Carl Lewis

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis Full Name: Carl Lewis
Nationality:

United States of America
American

Profession: Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Why Famous: Won ten Olympic medals, including nine gold and ten World Championships medals, including eight gold.

Born: July 1, 1961 (57 years old)
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events in the Life of Carl Lewis

  • 1983-08-08 1st Athletics World Championships: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m
  • 1983-08-10 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump
  • 1984-02-27 Carl Lewis jumps world record indoor (8,675 m)
  • 1984-08-04 American athlete Carl Lewis wins the 100m in 9.9 seconds in Los Angeles, first of 9 Olympic gold medals over 3 Games
  • 1984-08-06 American athlete Carl Lewis wins long jump (8.54m), his second of 4 gold medals at Los Angeles Olympics
  • 1984-08-08 Carl Lewis wins 3rd gold medal of the Los Angeles Olympics joining Kirk Baptiste and Thomas Jefferson in an American sweep of the 200m
  • 1984-08-11 Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, winning his 4th Olympic gold medal as part of the US 4 x 100m relay team; world record (37.83)
  • 1987-08-30 2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m after Ben Johnson is disqualified
  • 1987-09-05 2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump
  • 1988-07-16 Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100m in 9.78 sec
  • 1988-09-24 Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec)
  • 1991-08-07 American team of Carl Lewis, Mike Marsh, Leroy Burrell & Dennis Mitchell set 4 x 100m relay world record of 37.67 seconds in Z├╝rich, Switzerland
  • 1991-08-25 Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds
  • 1991-09-25 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m
  • 1992-08-06 The US track team sweeps the medals in the long jump at the Barcelona Olympics as Carl Lewis wins gold (28 feet, 5 1/2 inches), Mike Powell silver and Joe Greene bronze

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