200m Los-angelesCarl Lewis, as among only four Olympic athletes to have won nine Olympic gold medals, is popularly recognized among the best athletes ever.
Pairing Jesse Owens.
A star had been born.
In addition, he defended his long jump title and claimed silver in the 200m. Four decades later in Barcelona, he won a third gold medal in the long jump, defeating world record holder Mike Powell by simply 3 centimetres. In addition, he anchored the world record-setting US relay group.
1 last golden jump.
Lewis only scraped in to the US Olympic long jump team for the 1996 Atlanta Games. Then needed all 3 jumps to be eligible for your final. Nevertheless in the ultimate, he majestically moved into first place together with his 3rd jump and stayed there.
His success in the longjump made Carl Lewis certainly one of only 3 Olympians to secure the exact same individual event four occasions. He's also among only four Olympic athletes to win nine gold medals.
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