Carl Lewis Rank
About Carl Lewis
Carl Lewis is an iconic former American track and field athlete whose impressive accomplishments on the track have led him to be regarded as the greatest track & field athlete of all time. Throughout his massively successful career he competed in four Olympic Games and won a total of nine Olympic gold medals and an Olympic silver medal.
Besides his Olympic medals, he also won 10 World Championship medals, eight of which were gold medals. In 1999, the International Olympic Committee named him the “Sportsman of the Century”.
After retiring from athletics in 1997, he ventured into acting and appeared in a number of films including the 2002 television film Atomic Twister.
He is a vegan, who claims that his vegan diet contributed significantly to his impressive athletic performance.
In 2011, he attempted running for a seat in the New Jersey Senate but was disqualified.
Carl Lewis Rank
Carl Lewis Photo Gallery
Famous quotes by Carl Lewis
Amateurism is the strongest form of discrimination in sports. Because it discriminates against the underprivileged, it discriminates against the poor. If we want sports to go back to the wealthy, let's make it amateur again.Carl Lewis
I always separated sports and my personal life.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
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
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
Life is about timing.Carl Lewis
People have a moral standard about what they will do and will not do. At the end of the day someone who cheats has a lower moral standard than someone who does not. And they will cheat in other areas of life as well.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
There is no correlation between a childhood success and a professional athlete.Carl Lewis
To this day, most people think of me as the fastest human. They don't really think me as a long jumper, although that's the event I had more success in.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
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
Carl Lewis' Popularity
Carl Lewis is a famous American athlete, who was born on July 1, 1961. As a person born on this date, Carl Lewis is listed in our database as the 37th most popular celebrity for the day (July 1) and the 70th most popular for the year (1961).
People born on July 1 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Carl Lewis is the 972nd most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Carl Lewis' birthday, Carl Lewis is the 6410th most famous American and ranks 9th in famous people born in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
In general, Carl Lewis ranks as the 10289th most popular famous person, and the 9th most popular athlete of all time. “The Famous Birthdays” catalogs over 25,000 famous people, everyone, from actors to actresses to singers to tiktok stars, from serial killers to chefs to scientists to youtubers and more. If you're curious to see who was born on your birthday, you can use our database to find out who, what, where, when and why. You can search by birthday, birthplace, claim to fame or any other information by typing in the search box, or simply browse our site by selecting the month, the day, the horoscope, or any other clickable option.
Learn about famous persons' keys to fame, discover interesting trivia and find out where they rank on several types of charts. Use it as fun information for a birthday party or a game at another type of celebration. Start a scrapbook of everyone born on your birthday or give a gift of a scrapbook of everyone born on a loved one's birthday. Take a look at the currently trending celebrities, the most popular birthdays for a specific day or jump to a random or recently added celebrity's page if you're not looking for anything specific.