Carol Lewis

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCarol LeGrant•Lewis (-Zilli)
Used nameCarol•Lewis
Born8 August 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsSanta Monica Track Club, Santa Monica (USA)
NOC United States


Carol Lewis was a top long jumper for the United States in the 1980s, but was overshadowed by the accomplishments of her brother, Carl Lewis, possibly the greatest ever track & field athlete. They were both the children of Evelyn Lawler, who competed for the US at the 1951 Pan American Games. Carol Lewis won a bronze medal in the long jump at the 1983 World Athletics Championships, was third at the 1985 World Cup, and in 1981 won a gold medal at the Universiade as a member of the 4×100 relay team. Lewis won 11 national titles in the long jump – TAC outdoors in 1982-83, and 1985; TAC indoors in 1981, 1983-85, 1987, and 1991; and NCAA titles in 1983 and 1985, while competing for the University of Houston. She also represented the Santa Monica Track Club. She later worked as a color analyst for track & field on television.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.79 (1986); 100H – 13.45 (1983); HJ – 6-0 (1.83) (1985); LJ – 23-1¼ (7.04) (1985); SP – 41-4½ (12.61) (1985); JT – 139-1 (42.39) (1985); Hep – 5716w (1985).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Carol Lewis
Long Jump, Women (Olympic) 9
1988 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Carol Lewis
Long Jump, Women (Olympic) 13 r1/2

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