- Name: Carl Lewis
- Born: 07/01/1961 (59 years old)
Frederick Carlton “Carl” Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field athlete who 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.
Alias: Carl Lewis
Birth Place: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Carl Lewis quotes :
I tell you, it was kind of two-fold. I fortunately had a lot of support. My coach was amazing - he told me to focus on being prepared and that is what I did. Every athlete is nervous - any athlete who tells you they're not nervous isn't telling you the truth. I was as prepared as I could be.Carl Lewis
The best kids are going to become the best. But the best thing about it is that you're going to learn lessons in playing those sports about winning and losing and teamwork and teammates and arguments and everything else that are going to affect you positively for the rest of your life.Carl Lewis
The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.Carl Lewis
I'm not supposed to be able to speak clearly, and decipher what's going on in the media. I'm supposed to be the typical amateur who's 22 and scared to death and can't believe he won the Olympics.Carl Lewis
I don't feel I'm qualified to be a coach outside the high school level. I think I would need to do more education to really be a good coach.Carl Lewis
Why do we have 47 million people without health care? Because America has become about 'me'. What's happened to 'we' as a people? I believe in that and that resonates to most people.Carl Lewis
We cannot rest until we make sure that our families can afford to live and raise their kids here, that our seniors can remain in their homes and afford their health and pharmaceutical costs.Carl Lewis