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 3,682,822 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Carl Lewis is the 10th most popular athlete (down from 7th in 2019), the 853rd most popular biography from United States (up from 904th 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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Among athletes, Carl Lewis ranks 10 out of 3,055Before him are Emil Zátopek, Louis Zamperini, Spyridon Louis, Luz Long, Jānis Lūsis, and Bob Beamon. After him are Dana Zátopková, Dick Fosbury, Thomas Burke, Ray Ewry, Stanisława Walasiewicz, and Robert Shavlakadze.

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Among people born in 1961, Carl Lewis ranks 14Before him are Eddie Murphy, Ilham Aliyev, Nadia Comăneci, Enya, Peter Jackson, and Dennis Rodman. After him are Woody Harrelson, Robert Carlyle, Erna Solberg, Forest Whitaker, Joko Widodo, and Meg Ryan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carl Lewis ranks 853 out of 15,968Before him are Roy J. Glauber (1925), Pat Morita (1932), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Michael Cimino (1939), Lana Turner (1921), and James Brendan Connolly (1868). After him are L. Frank Baum (1856), Don King (1931), Sinclair Lewis (1885), Kris Kristofferson (1936), Halle Berry (1966), and Walter Hill (1942).

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 Dick Fosbury (1947), Thomas Burke (1875), Ray Ewry (1873), Bobby Morrow (1935), Wilma Rudolph (1940), Al Oerter (1936), Mike Powell (1963), and Ellery Harding Clark (1874).