Carl Lewis is a track and field athlete who is known as King Carl has won many gold medals and games that a person won't even believe. Lewis was born on July 1, 1961 at Birmingham, Alabama. Lewis had always been interested in sports such as track and field because both of his parents for athletes. His mother was a hurdler known widely over the world and his father was a football player and a track runner. He was a senior in high school when a he broke the national prep long jump record by his score 28-8 leap score. In order to become independent, Lewis went to the University of Houston in 1979 on a scholarship (athletic scholarship). In 1980, Lewis was still in his first year of his college when he qualified for the Olympic team of 1980. Later on, he earned many achievements. He was the first one to win 2 events in NCAA championship. In 1982, Lewis left college and went to the Santa Monica Track Club, California. As seeing 1983, then a person can easily say that Lewis had become really athletic. The reason was that Lewis was a winner in the 100 meter run, 200 meter run, 400 meter relay, and long jump!!!! Lewis is known as King Carl because he was always late to media conferences. The following year, 1984, Lewis won 4 gold medals in the 1984 Olympics. That was still not enough, Lewis won 8 gold medals by 1992!!!!!! That was the year Lewis was winning because he began coming second or basically losing from athletes younger than him by 1995. The Sports Illustrated 20th Century Sports Awards ceremony was the ceremony in which Lewis was addressed as a great athlete. Lewis finally made his comeback in 1996 when he won another gold medal in the 1996 Olympics. Lewis retired after the Olympics in 1996. He wanted to back in 2000 Olympics but he just didn't want to because the problem of athletes taking drugs and started.