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Carl Lewis

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Frederick Carlton 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 4,493,129 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Carl Lewis is the 8th most popular athlete (up from 10th in 2019), the 701st most popular biography from United States (up from 852nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Athlete.

Carl Lewis is a retired American track and field athlete. He was the most successful athlete in the sport's history, with nine Olympic gold medals and ten World Championships gold medals.

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  • 68

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  • 7.52

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  • 3.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among athletes, Carl Lewis ranks 8 out of 3,059Before him are Abebe Bikila, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zátopek, Louis Zamperini, Bob Beamon, and Spyridon Louis. After him are Viktor Saneyev, Usain Bolt, Luz Long, Ronnie Coleman, Hannes Kolehmainen, and Felix Baumgartner.

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Among people born in 1961, Carl Lewis ranks 12Before him are Lothar Matthäus, Michael J. Fox, Nadia Comăneci, Eddie Murphy, Enya, and Bill de Blasio. After him are Woody Harrelson, Peter Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Joko Widodo, Meg Ryan, and Forest Whitaker.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carl Lewis ranks 701 out of 18,182Before him are Victor Fleming (1889), Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), Roy Orbison (1936), Margaret Hamilton (1936), Thomas Harris (1940), and Paul Morphy (1837). After him are Philip Johnson (1906), Robert E. Howard (1906), Matthew C. Perry (1794), Jules Dassin (1911), Charles Taze Russell (1852), and Scott Joplin (1868).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Carl Lewis ranks 4Before him are Jesse Owens (1913), Louis Zamperini (1917), and Bob Beamon (1946). After him are Ronnie Coleman (1964), Dick Fosbury (1947), Florence Griffith Joyner (1959), Mike Powell (1963), Ray Ewry (1873), Thomas Burke (1875), Larry Scott (1938), and Al Oerter (1936).