Name: Carl Lewis
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 100-meter, 200, 4x100, Long Jump
DOB: 7/1/1961
Birthplace: Birmingham, Ala.
Hometown: Willingboro Township, N.J.
High School: Willingboro High School (Willingboro, N.J.)
College: University of Houston
Olympic Experience
  • Four-time Olympian (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996); 10-time Olympic medalist (9 golds, 1 silver)
  • Los Angeles 1984, gold (100-meter, 200, 4x100, long jump)
  • Seoul 1988, gold (100, long jump), silver (200)
  • Barcelona 1992, gold (4x100, long jump)
  • Atlanta 1996, gold (long jump)
Personal: Son of William Lewis and Evelyn Lawler...One of four children...Took lessons in cello, dance and piano at a young age...First participated in track and field events as a member of the local town club his parents coached...Named the top U.S. amateur athlete in 1981 after becoming the second person in NCAA history to win both the 100-meters and long jump at the NCAA national championships...Drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 12th round of the 1984 NFL Draft and by the Chicago Bulls in the 10th round of the NBA Draft...Named Olympian of the Century by Sports Illustrated and Sportsman of the Century by the International Olympic Committee.