Carl Lewis

HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 30: Carl Lewis at Movieline's Hollywood Life 8

Lewis in 2006, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Frederick Carlton Lewis

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 1, 1961

Ethnicity: African-American

Carl Lewis is an American track and field athlete. He won ten Olympic medals, including nine gold. He also won ten World Championships medals.

Carl grew up in a family of athletes. His parents, Evelyn Lewis (née Lawler) and William Lewis, ran a local athletics club. Carl’s mother was a hurdler on the 1951 Pan-Am team. His sister, Carol Lewis, is a track and field athlete.

Carl’s paternal grandfather was named William McKinley Lewis. Carl’s grandfather William was born in Alabama.

Carl’s paternal grandmother was Naomi Flowers (the daughter of George Flowers and Polly Dans). Naomi was born in Alabama.

Source: Genealogy of Carl Lewis (focusing on his father’s side) –

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