Carl Lewis

1961 - Today

Carl Lewis

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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Lewis has received more than 2,739,587 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7th most popular athlete.

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  • 65

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    Effective Languages (L*)

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among athletes, Carl Lewis ranks 7 out of 2,090Before him are Jesse Owens, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zátopek, Abebe Bikila, Spyridon Louis, and Luz Long. After him are Stanisława Walasiewicz, Thomas Burke, Bob Beamon, Usain Bolt, Louis Zamperini, and Ray Ewry.

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Among people born in 1961, Carl Lewis ranks 12Before him are Ilham Aliyev, Stephen Hillenburg, Eddie Murphy, Nadia Comăneci, Manu Chao, and Peter Jackson. After him are Bill de Blasio, Enya, Alfonso Cuarón, Robert Carlyle, Carlos Valderrama, and Woody Harrelson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carl Lewis ranks 904 out of 12,171Before him are Valerie Solanas (1936), Jonas Salk (1914), Tobin Bell (1942), George Carlin (1937), Sally Field (1946), and Gloria Swanson (1899). After him are Elizabeth Montgomery (1933), Bill de Blasio (1961), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), Halle Berry (1966), Edward Tatum (1909), and Jared Diamond (1937).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Carl Lewis ranks 2Before him are Jesse Owens (1913). After him are Thomas Burke (1875), Bob Beamon (1946), Louis Zamperini (1917), Ray Ewry (1873), Dick Fosbury (1947), Ellery Harding Clark (1874), Ronnie Coleman (1964), Alvin Kraenzlein (1876), Larry Scott (1938), and Tommie Smith (1944).