US track & field athlete
Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American retired track and field athlete. He has won nine Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships. Lewis became an actor and has appeared in a number of movies.
- Dillion, Nancy (August 10, 2008). "After the Gold, Their Lives Still Glitter. Champs show you CAN take it with you". Daily News. New York: Daily News, L.P. p. 26.
Carl Lewis won nine golds in sprinting and the long jump, including four at 1984's Los Angeles Games, two at the 1988 Seoul competition, two at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and one in Atlanta in 1996. Lewis, 48, is now an actor and has a role in the upcoming jewel heist movie "62 Pickup" starring comedian Eddie Griffin. His Carl Lewis Foundation helps youth and families get and stay fit.