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(Former Track and Field Athlete)

Carl Lewis is an Afro-American former track and field athlete. He is married and a father of one.

Relationship Facts of Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis is married to Maria Carl Lewis.
He is father of One (Bakim Lewis).
Carl Lewis is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Carl Lewis?

Carl Lewis’s relationship status is married to Maria Carl Lewis. Carl and his wife have a son named Bakim Lewis.

Bakim graduated from basic training combat in 2015 and joined the Army.

Carl Lewis: Biography in Details

Who is Carl Lewis?

Carl Lewis is an Afro-American former track and field athlete.

Carl won nine Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver medal, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold.

He has been voted “World Athlete of the Century” by the International Association of Athletics Federations and “Sportsman of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee, and “Olympian of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and”Athlete of the Year” by Track & Field News in 1982, 1983, and 1984.

Carl Lewis: Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Siblings

Carl Lewis was born as Frederick Carlton “Carl” Lewis on July 1, 1961, in Birmingham, Alabama to Bill and Evelyn Lewis. His mother is a former American Track and Field Athlete.

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Caption: Carl Lewis and Maria (Source: Pinterest)

He has three brothers and sisters.


He got his preliminary education from Willingboro High School, New Jersey, US. After that, he joined the University of Houston, Houston, Texas for graduation.

Both of his parents were professional coaches and ran a local athletic club which exposed him to the sport.

Carl Lewis: Career, Professional Life

Carl Lewis began his long jump shot at the age of 13. After that, he became one of the top junior long jumpers of New Jersey.

In 1979, he broke the high school record with a leap of just 8.13m which was also a national record. He was then trained by Tom Tellez at the University of Houston.

By the end of 1979, he secured the 5th position in the world ranking of a long jump.

In 1981, Lewis was ranked number two in the history of the long jump with a leap of 8.62m and the fastest 100 m sprinter in 10 seconds flat.

He won the first national and NCAA title in the categories of 100m and long jump for the University of Houston. He became no. 1 athlete by 1983 breaking and setting lots of world records.

Olympic Sucess

In 1984, Lewis participated in the Olympics and won a historic feat of four-goal medals equals to Jesse Owen. He won gold medals in the long jump, 100m, 200m, and 4*100m relay race.

He went on to compete in three more Games: the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea; the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Spain; and the 1996 Games in Atlanta.

In all, Lewis won nine gold medals, including a final gold in 1996 in the long jump.

World Championship

In 1985 and 1986, Ben Johnson defeated him in a 100m sprint.

In the second season of World Championship 1987, he retained his gold medals in the category of long jump and 4*100 relay race.

He lost to Johnson at the 100m race. Due to the positive result for drug usage by Johnson, he got a gold medal by setting the new Olympic record with 9.92s.

In 1991, Lewis won one of the toughest competitions of 100m in the World Championships with a new record of 9.86 seconds.

Carl Lewis’s Career after Retirement

Flims and Television

After retirement, he appeared in films like Perfect Strangers, Speed Zone, Alien Hunter, Material girls, and Tv series The Weakest Link. He also played Stu in the made-for-TV movie Atomic Twister.


On April 11, 2011, Lewis filed a petition to run as a Democrat for New Jersey Senate in the state’s 8th Legislative district in Burlington Country.

However, he was disqualified for not meeting the state’s requirement that Senate candidates live in New Jersey for four years.

Lewis appealed the decision to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals; the court initially granted his appeal but a few days later the court reversed itself and Lewis withdrew his name.


As of 2018, he works as an assistant track coach at his alma mater, the University of Houston.

How Much Does Carl Lewis Earn?

Carl’s net worth is around $20 million approximately as of 2022.

As os 2018, he was on No.1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid athletes.

He endorsed brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, and many more.

Similarly, he owns several restaurants in Washington and the football team too.

Lewis owns a marketing and branding company named C.L.E.G., which markets and brands products and services including his own like Vodka, Perfume, and many more.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Carl has brown eyes with clean shaved hair. He is 6 feet and 2 inches tall and weighs around 80Kg.

He is a vegan and believes that switching to a vegan diet can lead to improved athletic performance.


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What ever happened to Carl Lewis?

He is at present working as an assistant coach.

Did Carl Lewis get married?

He is living with his wife Maria.

What does Carl Lewis do for a living?

He is an athlete plus an actor.

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