Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis

Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is a retired American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 golds, and 10 World Championships medals, of which 8 were golds, in a career that spanned from 1979 when he first achieved a world ranking to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired.


  • "I want to be a millionaire, and I don't ever want a real job."
    • To his University of Houston track coach, Tom Tellez, on his first day of track practice, 1979.
    • Carl (url accessed on October 21, 2008)
  • "My best performances were when I was 30 years old, and I was a vegan."

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