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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : CARL LEWIS SPORTS MAN OF THE CENTURY : INDUCTED INTO " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS " :

Frederik Carlton "Carl" Lewis born July 1st 1961 is an American former Track and field athlete and United Nation Good will Ambassador who won 10 Olympic Medals including 9 gold 10 world championships medals including 8 gold. His career spanned from 1979 when he first achieved a world ranking to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired Lewis became an Actor and has appeared in a number of films. Lewis was a dominant sprinter and long jumper who topped the world ranking in the 100m and 300m and long jump events frequently from 1981 to the early 1990's was named Athlete of the year by track and field news in 1982, 1983 and 1984 and set world records in 100m. 4x100m and 4x200m relays.








































His world record in indoor long jump has stood since 1984 and his 65 consecutive victories in the long jump achieved over a span of 10 m years is one of the sports long undefeated streak. Over the course of his athletic career, Lewis broke ten seconds for the 100 meters 15 times and 20 seconds for the 200 meters 10 times. His accomplishments have led to numerous accolades including been voted " Sports Man Of The Century"  by the International Olympic Committee and named " Olympian of the Century" by the American Sports Illustrated. He also helped transformed track and field from its amateur status to its current professional status, enabling athletes to have lucrative and longer lasting careers. In 2011 he attempted to run for a seat as a Democrat in the New Jersey Senate, but had to with draw because of residency laws.