Carl Lewis presents his legend at the UAE Sports Innovation Conference

Carl Lewis
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative under the slogan "Tolerance and Peace in Sport".

American athlete Carl Lewis, the best runner of the 20th century, is the most prominent participant in the International Sports Innovation Conference.

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative.

It will be held on November 18, under the slogan “Tolerance and Peace in Sport”. By the organizing committee of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Sports Innovation.

Carl Lewis presents his legend at the UAE Sports Innovation Conference

His 17-year-old bus career spanned the game, which he inherited from his parents. Where his father was a university athletics coach, while his mother participated in the Pan American Championship.

The 12-year-old suffered a serious injury to his right knee during a picnic with his friends. Also, It took a year of treatment and rehabilitation, and to return to his level longer, to be the emergence of his real star at the age of 16. Then joined the University of Houston, to take charge of Teles.

1983 was the start of Carl Lewis’ stardom

A year later he took part in the Los Angeles Olympics, having passed the qualifiers, and secured the 100, 200 meters, 4x100m relay, and long jump competition.

He scored 100 meters in 9.99 seconds, 200 meters in 19.80 seconds, and the long jump with a jump of 8.54 meters, and participated in the coronation of America in 37.83 seconds.

History stood against Carl Lewis

In the 100-meter sprint at the Seoul Olympics. Lewis finished second with a time of 9.92 seconds and Johnson scored 9.79 seconds.

Johnson, however, was stripped of his title and world record after he was shown to have doped and Lewis, who is considered the most expensive in his bus career, was given the title.

The world championships in Tokyo are the most important tournaments in Lewis’ career, having seen his 100 meters sprint time, 30, and a distance of 9.86 seconds.

At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics

He capped the long jump and relay gold medals. He accompanied by teammates Dennis Mitchell, Mike March and Leroy Borrell, and set a world record of 37.40 seconds.

Carl Lewis ended his career in 1996

After participating in the Atlanta Olympics, and achieved his ninth and final Olympic gold medal in his career. With a leap of 8.50 meters in the long jump, 20 centimetres from the second place.

He announced his official retirement in 1997

After spending 17 years in athletics, during which he won 19 world and Olympic medals. As well as, He achieved 9 records in the Guinness Book of Records, becoming the Olympic with the highest number of medals in the encyclopedia.


Full name: Frederick Carlton Lewis

Nationality: United States of America

Date of birth: July 1, 1961

Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Accommodation: Medford, New Jersey

Length: 1.91 meters

Weight: 81 kg

Title: King, son of the wind, runner of the century


  1. 10 Olympic medals, 9 of them gold, 4 of them in one tournament.
  2. 10 medals in world championships, including 8 gold.

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