CARL LEWIS

Frederick Carlton Lewis born on July 1, 1961 in Birmingham, Alabama, US to William and Evelyn Lewis, popularly known as Carl Lewis is an American former track and field athlete and won 10 Olympic medals , which includes, nine gold medals and 10 world Championships medals, which includes eight gold medals.
He was brought up in a family of athletes. He was initially coached by his father and at the age of thirteen, he started showing his strength and started competing in the long jump. As a junior, he emerged as a promising athlete and was one of the top in New Jersey and by the time he reached senior year, he was counted among one of the top long jumpers in the world. He achieved a major breakthrough in 1981 as he became the fastest 100m sprinter. International Association Athletics Federations (IAAF), the governing body of track and field, organized world championship for the first time and it went on to becomes one of the major sporting events and Lewis won with a relative ease. He proved his mettle not only in the world Championships but also in other meets, for example, he was the first person to run a sub-10 second 100 m at low-altitude with a 9.97 seconds clocking t Modesto, May 14.
His achievements rewarded him with various prestigious awards like being voted “World Athlete of the Century” by the International Association of Athletics Federations, “Athlete of the Year” by Track & Field News in 1982, 1983, and 1984.

 

 

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