Carl Lewis takes to Twitter to offer advice to long jumper, Tajay Gayle who is set to compete in the 100m race.
Carl Lewis has secured 10 Olympic medals in 100m, 200m, 400m, and long jump events. After the Jamaican long jumper, Gayle confirmed he will now be competing in the 100m race after achieving success in the long jump event. Lewis was quick to impart important encouragement and advice that would help him dominate both events.
Taking to Twitter, Carl Lewis said, ‘It definitely can be done, so I say to go for it. Remember, the way to win two is to dominate one first. My sprinting came when the long jump was rock solid.’
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As an Olympic athlete, Carl Lewis was a part of five American Olympic Teams, winning 10 medals, nine of them gold. His five Olympic appearances are a record for a male athlete, and many of his Olympic performances were in world or Olympic record time. His impressive track and field performances earned him the title of “Athlete of the Century”
His 65 consecutive victories in the long jump achieved over a span of 10 years is one of the sport’s longest undefeated streaks. Over the course of his athletics career, Carl set world records in the 100m, 4×100m and 4×200m relays, while his world record in the indoor long jump has stood since 1984.
His accomplishments have led to numerous accolades, including being voted “World Athlete of the Century” by the International Association of Athletics Federations and “Sportsman of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee, “Olympian of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Athlete of the Year” by Track & Field News in 1982, 1983, and 1984.
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