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Lewis, Carl

(Frederick Carlton Lewis), 1961–, American sprinter and jumper, b. Birmingham, Ala. A star in high school and at the Univ. of Houston, he became possibly the greatest track athlete of all time. After winning three gold medals at the World Championships in Helsinki in 1983, he went on at the 1984 Summer Olympics to match Jesse OwensOwens, Jesse,
1913–80, U.S. track star, b. Alabama. He was also called John Cleveland Owens, although his original name was said to be simply J. C. Owens. After his family moved to Cleveland he excelled at track and field events in high school.
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's record by winning four gold medals (the 100-m and 200-m sprints, the long jump, and the 4×100-m relay). He also won three medals—two gold and one silver—at the 1988 Olympic games, two gold again in 1992, and another gold in 1996, tying the record for most gold medals overall (nine). He retired in 1997.

Lewis, (Frederick Carlton) Carl

(1961–  ) track and field athlete; born in Birmington, Ala. A stand-out all-around athlete at Houston University (1979–82), he went on to win four gold medals in the 1984 Olympics (100-meter, 200-meter, 4 × 100 meter relay, and long jump), two more in the 1988 Games (100-meter and long jump), and an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal in the long jump in the 1992 Olympics. Although he was awarded the gold medal for the 100-meter dash in the 1988 Olympics only after it was taken from Ben Johnson (because he used drugs), Lewis held the world record in the 100-meter dash and dominated the long jump for many years. Although his independent, sometimes distant manner alienated some journalists, he remained a charismatic figure to track fans. He was a fierce competitor and is widely acknowledged to be one of the sport's all-time greatest athletes.
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Carl Lewis, nacido el 1 de julio de 1961 en Alabama, una zona marcadamente racista, tuvo la fortuna de crecer al amparo del pequeno club atletico manejado por su padre William que al final lo encauso hacia la gloria.
Carl Lewis, a nine-time Olympic gold medal winner in track and field, wrote the introduction to this terrific new cookbook.
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Olympic Spirit Award winners include Greg Louganis (1988), Gail Devers (1992), Carl Lewis (1986) and Kerri Strug (1996).
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Whether it was the overwhelming talent of basketball's "Dream Team," the track and field majesty of Carl Lewis, the gritty determination of the Oden sisters--Kim and Elaina--at the volleyball net, or the grace of tiny gymnasts Dominique Dawes and Elizabeth (Betty) Okino, Black Olympic athletes brought excitement to the world stage.
World class sprinter Carl Lewis has one goal in mind: to be first to the finish line.
For a moment, perhaps contemplating the magnitude of his task, Carl Lewis will coil and rock slowly to and fro as he prepares to challenge one of track and field's most revered records.
HAVING attained the status of a legend, Usain Bolt did not spare American champion Carl Lewis for his remarks on possible doping among Jamaican athletics.
Bolt was less enthusiastic, however, when questioned about another sprint great, Carl Lewis, a nine-times Olympics gold medallist.
London, Aug 10( ANI ): Olympic champion Usain Bolt has slammed legendary US athlete Carl Lewis for putting a question mark over Jamaican athletes' splendid performance in the track events at the London Games, saying that he has lost all respect for the American great.