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Carl Lewis - Chronology

Famous Sports StarsTrack and FieldCarl Lewis Biography - Growing Up, The "next Jesse Owens", The 1984 Olympics, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments - CONTACT INFORMATION, SELECTED WRITINGS BY LEWIS:


1961 Born July 1 in Birmingham, Alabama
1980 Wins NCAA long-jump titles
1980 Named to U.S. Olympic team (but U.S. boycotts Olympics)
1981 Breaks indoor long-jump world record
1984 Wins four gold medals at Olympics in Los Angeles
1985 Releases album, The Feeling That I Feel
1987 Declares that several top athletes are using steroids
1988 Wins two gold medals and one silver at Olympics in Seoul, including gold in 100-meter dash after Ben Johnson tests positive for steroids
1989 Testifies about steroids in sports before Congress
1990 Publishes autobiography, Inside Track
1991 Breaks 100-meter world record, but loses long jump when Mike Powell sets new world record at Tokyo World Track Championships
1992 Wins third long-jump gold medal at Olympics in Barcelona
1996 Wins fourth long-jump gold medal at Olympics in Atlanta
1997 Retires

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