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Lewis at the University of Houston

Birmingham native Carl Lewis entered the University of Houston in 1979 and competed on the school's track team. He was world-ranked in the long jump by the end of his freshman year and made the U.S. Olympic team while still a student. He was unable to compete because the United States boycotted the 1980 Summer Games in the USSR.
Courtesy of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections, UH Digital Library