#100MomentsIn100Days: Carl Lewis' 4 Golds In Los Angeles



Berlin, 1936 - Hitler’s Olympics and Jesse Owens has just sent the biggest GIRFUY to Hitler and the crazy notion of Aryan supremacy.

American Owens won gold at 100m, 200m, long jump and 4 x 100m relay.

1 x Olympics, 4 x gold medals at 4 stadium based high profile events. Owens became an instant and enduring legend.

Wind the clock forward 48 years and we are now at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles... .

..and Carl Lewis has his sights on the same fame and glory. From the same 4 events.

In his mind, the victories are already done. It’s the accolade and adoration that he’s striving for.

Carl Lewis is the Ali of the track, the greatest. “I am Carl Lewis” A supreme athlete, motormouth and a marketing department. Unique.

(Apart from his sister, also named Carol Lewis & also a long-jumper. Although she’s not so good)

We’re at the final event for our Carl, the 4 x 100m, and he’s running the final leg. Of course. But first, how did we get here?

Carl Lewis qualified for the 1980 US Olympic team in the long jump and 4 x 100...