Lewis, Carl

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Lewis, Carl Gender: M
Frederick Carlton Lewis
born on 1 July 1961 at 07:49 (= 07:49 AM )
Place Birmingham, Alabama, 33n31, 86w48
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 09°28' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 22°01 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 17°56'

Carl Lewis (at the Save The World Awards in July 2009)
photo: Manfred Werner - Tsui, license gfdl


American track and field athlete who moved into Olympic history in Los Angeles in 1984 by matching Jesse Owen's all time record of four Gold Medals. He received the awards for the long-jump, 100 m dash, 200 m dash and the 400 m dash. In the Atlanta Olympics, 1996, he won Gold in the long jump and placed 3rd in the 100 m Van Damme Memorial.

Altogether, Lewis won nine Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver medal, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. His career spanned from 1979 to 1996, when he last won an Olympic event. He is one of only three Olympic athletes who won a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games.

He is a member of a black, all-American family with two brothers, Mackie and Cleve, and a sister, Carol, who are all champions. Mackie, born in 1955, holds the country record in the 200 m. and Cleve, born 1956, is a winner of All American soccer at college. His baby sister Carol was the winner of the Bronze Medal at the World Games in Helsinki for holding the record on the indoor long jump.

His folks ran a track club from the time Carl and Carol were seven and five, respectively. The two kids were inseparable as youngsters, and Carol would follow her big brother to track meets.

A showman and exceptional athlete, he burst onto the scene in 1979 as a long jumper. Carl had an unbroken streak of 65 straight wins in the long jump before losing to Mike Powell in 1991. At the 1988 Seoul Olympics, he won the 100 m dash. At Barcelona, 1992, he won his third Gold Medal in the Long Jump. A superstar sprinter as well, he spent a decade as the world's fastest man. He reached an astonishing 28 mph to win the 100 m dash during the 1984 games.

After retiring from his athletics career, Lewis became an actor and has appeared in a number of films. In 2011, he attempted to run for a seat as a Democrat in the New Jersey Senate, but was removed from the ballot due to the state's residency requirement. Lewis owns a marketing and branding company named C.L.E.G., which markets and brands products and services including his own.

Lewis is a vegan. He credits his outstanding 1991 results in part to the vegan diet he adopted in 1990, when he was in his late twenties.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other associate with Blankers-Koen, Fanny (born 26 April 1918). Notes: Elected as Top Male and Female Athletes of the 20th Century.


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1979 (First entered track and field)
  • Work : Prize 1983 (World Championships, Gold in the long jump)
  • Work : Prize 1984 (Olympic Gold in the 4×100 m relay)
  • Work : Prize 4 August 1984 (Olympic Gold in the 100 m)
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  • Work : Prize 6 August 1984 (Olympic Gold in the long jump)
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  • Work : Prize 8 August 1984 (Olympic Gold in the 200 m)
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  • Work : Prize 16 August 1987 (Pan American, Gold in the long jump)
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  • Work : Prize 24 September 1988 (Olympic Gold in the 100 m)
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  • Work : Prize 25 September 1988 (Olympic Gold in the long jump)
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  • Work : Prize 1991 (Gold in running, Silver in the long jump)
  • Work : Prize 6 August 1992 (Olympic Gold in the long jump)
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  • Work : Prize 1993 (Bronze in 200 m.)
  • Work : Prize 29 July 1996 (Olympic Gold in long jump)
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  • Work : Prize 23 August 1996 (3rd place in 100 m, Van Damme memorial)
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Source Notes

Mary Frances Wood quotes him


  • Traits : Body : Body builder (Superb condition)
  • Traits : Body : Diet unusual (Vegan since 1990)
  • Traits : Body : Race (Black)
  • Traits : Body : Size (Height: 6 ft 2 in/ 1.88 m)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (176 lb/ 80 kg)
  • Family : Childhood : Family close (Very close to sister Carol)
  • Family : Childhood : Family extraordinarily supportive
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Two brothers, one sister, all champs)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Product Marketing
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film)
  • Vocation : Sports : Track and Field (Champ)
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (Six Gold Medals)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (World Championships)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession