Frederick Carlton Lewis, known as Carl Lewis is a former Track and field Athlete. He has won nine gold medals including four Olympics gold medals.
Carl Lewis was born on July 1, 1961, in Birmingham, Alabama, US. He holds the American nationality and his ethnicity is Afro-American.
Talking about his parents, his father’s name is William Lewis and his mother’s name is Evelyn Lewis. His parents were the professional coach and ran a local athletic club. As per his siblings, he has a brother named Cleveland Lewis who played professional soccer for the Memphis Rogues and a sister, Carol.
Carl went to Willingboro High School. After that, he attended the University of Houston from where he graduated.
He has a height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 88kg.
Carl is a married person. His wife’s name is Maria Carl Lewis. Together, they have a son named Bakim Lewis. Bakim graduated from basic training combat in 2015 and joined the Army.
He is active on social sites on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has more than 3k followers on Facebook, 19.7k on Twitter and over 1k on Instagram.
When Lewis was thirteen, he started competing in the long jump. He also named the top junior long jumpers of New Jersey.
In 1979, he broke the high school record with a leap of just 8.13m which was a national record. After that, he was trained by Tom Tellez at the University of Houston. By the end of 1979, Lewis was ranked fifth in the world for the long jump, according to Track and Field News.
In 1980, he won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) title. In 1981, Lewis was ranked number two in the history of the long jump. In the same year, he also named the fastest 100m sprinter in the world.
Moreover, Lewis participated in the Olympics in 1984 and won gold medals in the long jump, 100m, 200m, and 4*100m relay race. However, he couldn’t defeat Ben Johnson in 100m sprint in 1985 and 1986.
In the second season of World Championship in 1987, he won gold medals in the category of long jump and 4*100 relay race. Similarly, he also won one of the toughest competitions of 100m in the World Championships with a new record of 9.86.
In 1997, Lewis retired from the track and the field. Currently, he owns a marketing and branding company named C.L.E.G.
He has an estimated net worth of around $20 million.