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Carl Lewis

Track and Field

Local

Area native from Willingboro, NJ and a graduate of Willingboro High School (1979)

University of Houston Track and Field (1980-81)

6 time NCAA All-American at the University of Houston

  • Indoor 1st Team in the 60 yds (1981)
  • Indoor 1st Team in the Long Jump (1980, 1981)
  • Outdoor 1st Team in the 100m (1981)
  • Outdoor 1st team in the Long Jump (1980, 1981)

NCAA Division I Outdoor Champion in the 100m (1981)

2 time NCAA Division I Outdoor Champion in the Long Jump (1980, 1981)

NCAA Division I Indoor Champion in the 60yd (1981)

2 time NCAA Division I Indoor Champion in the Long Jump (1980, 1981)

Holds the University of Houston indoor record in the 55m

Holds the University of Houston indoor record in the Long Jump

Holds the University of Houston outdoor record in the Long Jump

Sullivan Award recipient as USA Amateur Athlete of the Year (1981)

5 time U.S. Outdoor Champion in the 100m (1981-83, 1986, 1990)

2 time U.S. Outdoor Champion in the 200m (1983, 1987)

6 time U.S. Outdoor Champion in the Long Jump (1981-83, 1986-87, 1991)

U.S. Indoor Champion in the 60yd (1983)

4 time U.S. Indoor Champion in the Long Jump (1982-84, 1992)

Bronze Medal in the Long Jump at the Pan American Games in Puerto Rico (1979)

Gold Medal in the Long Jump at the Pan American Games in Indianapolis (1987)

Gold Medal in the 4 x 100m Relay at the Pan American Games in Indianapolis (1987)

3 time gold medalist at the IAAF World Championships in the 100m (1983, 1987, 1991)

2 time gold medalist at the IAAF World Championships in the Long Jump (1983, 1987)

IAAF World Championships silver Medal in the Long Jump (1991)

3 time gold medalist at the IAAF World Championships in the 4 x 100m Relay (1983, 1987, 1991)

IAAF World Championships bronze medal in the 200m (1993)

Member of 5 U.S. Olympic Teams (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996)

Won four Olympic medals at the Summer Games in Los Angeles (1984)

  • Gold in the 100m
  • Gold in the 200m
  • Gold in the Long Jump
  • Gold in the 4 x 100m Relay

First athlete since Jesse Owens to win 4 Olympic Gold Medals at one Olympics

Won three Olympic medals at the Summer Games in Seoul (1988)

  • Gold in the 100m
  • Gold in the Long Jump
  • Silver in the 200m

Won two Olympic medals at the Summer Games in Barcelona (1992)

  • Gold in the Long Jump
  • Gold in the 4 x 100m Relay

Won one Olympic medal at the Summer Games in Atlanta (1996)

  • Gold in the Long Jump

Only man to successfully defend a 100m Olympic title

One of only four Olympic athletes to win nine gold medals

One of only three Olympic athletes to win the same individual event four times

Unbeaten in 65 straight long jump competitions over an 11 and half year period (3/31/81-8/30/91)

Top 5 World ranking in the 100m for 12 consecutive years (1981-92)

Held the #1 World Ranking in the 100m 6 times (1981-85, 1988)

Held the #1 World Ranking in the 200m 2 times (1984, 1987)

Ranked either 1st or 2nd in the world in the long jump for 12 straight years (1981-92)

Held the #1 World Ranking in the Long Jump 10 times (1981-85, 1987-89, 1992, 1996)

Twice held the world record in the 100m (8/30/87-6/14/91) (8/25/91-7/6/94)

7 times named U.S. Athlete of the Year by Track and Field News (1981-84, 1987-88, 1991)

3 times selected World Athlete of the Year by Track and Field News (1982, 1983, 1984)

2 time IAAF World Athlete of the Year (1988, 1991)

2 time United Press International Athlete of the Year (1983, 1984)

2 time AP Athlete of the Year (1983, 1984)

Named “World Athlete of the Century” by the IAAF (1999)

Named “Olympian of the Century” by Sports Illustrated (1999)

Voted “Sportsman of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee (1999)

Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame (1985)

Inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame (2001)

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