The covid-delayed Tokyo Olympics get underway today. We’ll seen enougbh know who the next athletic heroes will be.
Throughout the 1980s and into the ‘90s, one of the world’s dominant sprinters and long jumpers with Carl Lewis.
In addition to several world championships, Lewis won gold Olympic gold medals in 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996.
Sports Illustrated once named him “Olympian Of Tje Century.”
No doubt Carl Louis was one of the world’s greatest athletes. The problem, according to many of his competitors, was that he was much too aware of how good he was, and eager to show it off.
Critics said Lewis lacked sufficient humility. And, they said, he was too aloof.
I met him in the summer of 1990, after he wrote a book called Inside Track.
So here now, from 1990, Carl Lewis:
Carl turned 60 this month. He owns a marketing and branding company.
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