|Full Name :||Frederick Carlton Lewis|
|Born :||1st- Jul - 1961|
|Zodiac Sign :||Cancer|
|Height :||188 CMS ( 6 Feet 2 Inches )|
|Birth Place :||Birmingham
|Education :||University of Houston Texas,
Willingboro High School New Jersey
|Networth :||$20 Million|
Frederick Carlton Lewis was born on July 1, 1961 in Birmingham, Alabama. His parents William and Evelyn Lewis ran an athletics club in their neighbourhood which was where Carl and his sister Carol began their athletic training. His parents pushed him to try out athletics at a young age. He attended Willingboro High School In his hometown of New Jersey. By the age of 13, he was already recognised among the best long jumpers in New Jersey.
As soon as he reached his senior year he was able to reach close to Olympic qualification mark.He enrolled in University of Houston and decided to train under Tom Tellez who would go on to be his coach for the rest of his career. In 1979, years of hard work paid off when Lewis broke the high school record with a jump of 8.13 m. This got him an opportunity to be part of the 1980 American Athletics team.