Carl Lewis says Usain Bolt still has work to do

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(Sporting Alert) — American and Olympic sprint legendary Carl Lewis isn’t quite convinced that Usain Bolt is truly as great as everyone is preaching and claimed that he wants to see what happen a few years from now.

Bolt, the world record holder over both the 100m and 200m dashes, set a new Olympic record and the second fastest time ever in defending his Olympic title with a 9.63 seconds performances in London on Sunday night and silenced his critics.

Bolt’s achievement also saw him joining Lewis as only the second man to repeat such a feat, and while the American praised the Jamaican gold medal outing, he said that the 25-year-old has to continued to excel at the highest level to enhance his legacy.

“He was an Olympic champion last night. He repeats and he’s tremendous and he’s the second person to do it and congratulations,” he told CNN-IBN.

“The thing for me, what I really admire about anyone, is longevity. We still have to have the longevity and dominance through the era because for me performance-wise, you really have to put longevity in.

“I’m really not trying to take anything away from his [Bolt’s] performance because it was tremendous, but you’ve got to see the consistency over a period of time because as of now it’s just a four-year period and you really have to see a continuous dominance. We’ll see.”

He added: “You know, time and history defines it. We can’t define it when we’re in it. You have to be able to look back on it.

“And that’s the great thing about Jesse Owens; because here we are 76 years later and we’re still talking about Jesse Owens.”

170 thoughts on “Carl Lewis says Usain Bolt still has work to do

  1. Carl lewis is a hater, Carl didn’t achieve an Olympic 100m dash repeat, he only got the gold after Ben Johnson got a drugs band. What I understand and realise that Carl will always have an excuse or something new to say after Usain as proven him wrong. Carl one thing I need to say is give credit where it’s due and stop making excuses.

  2. bwoy, di man carl so red-eye and bad mind. him just a sore loser which is why dem did nab johnson an him get di medal by default. and as we know, im was suspect too. he have no shame. bahh!

  3. Load of foolishness Carl lewis, bolt as past longevity, he was around as a junior, still has the record odor junior over 200m. You americans are something else. No one in the history of olympic 100 m have rewrite the record. He is already a living LEGEND.

  4. I was waiting for this, a bitter former American athlete talking HOGPISS. Carl Lewis go eat dry dog shit do. History is there to show he is much better than you were in the 100 & 200, and without drugs as well.

  5. Sorry Carl. Logevity and sportsmanship go a long way in creating a legacy and Mr Usain Bolt has both. Yes, people will remember Bolt and Owens for their great feats of athletics. You, Mr Lewis, will be remembered as an egotistical, self-promoting, pompous, bitter fool with self-defeating sense of grandeur. No on wants to or will follow your footsteps…purposely.

  6. Bitter, Bitter, Bitter. I wonder if these Americans -Maurice Greene, Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson have any shame when they speak the way they do. Remember that Carl lewis was caught drug cheating three times and because he is american, got cleared. Disgusting!

  7. Gee tell us how you really feel, don't hold anything back! haha. When they caught Ben Johnson cheating, who was always right on his heels? A coincidence, I think not!

  8. Yip and its very sad when it comes from a 3 time drug cheat who only escaped because politics. But I guess he has to make himself relevant in these days when most people forgot who the ass he was. Stupid man!!

  9. Dont mind de ugly buller…… them cant deal with de Carbbean bosses…..Oh ugly bitch….,. I done before I get started……He is the King of the 100m DRUG FREE and we have more Caribbeans in training. Now if he is not that great he want to see another level fa all dem start eating da one another more rapidly…..stupssseeee let he eta e dry dog shit in truth….

  10. …and two hundred years we will still be talking about Usain Bolt. What is wrong with you?

  11. Mr. Lewis has become what every black man in America has suffered from for 200 hundred years… the bigot. I his case it is in believing that America is the only nation that can produce greatness. he need to remember that what he seek to do to Bolt now, is what many Americans would other white men would have said of Jesse Owens after the 1936 Olympics. it is only recently that african Americans have been embraced by the mainstream of their nation and already it seems that they have forgotten about the struggle. Mr. Bolt does need your doubts, but I know he's appreciate your affirmation, from one black champion to another.

  12. What idiot Carl Lewis don't realize is that we have the toxicology (technology) to pull his samples from 20 years and prove how much 'Juice'and which one him use to use… him better shut up!!!

  13. Please take Johnson's name out…he is a well respected guy who was very talented and knows talent also.

  14. Carl Lewis is a drug infested bigot who does not know when to tek whey himself. His major worry now is he will not be remembered but who the hell his he anyway.

  15. Carl! usain Bolt has done more than enough to ascertain legendary status. He is actuall the only TRUE REPEAT OLYMPIC CHAMPION. and you are an idiot and ignorant faggot.

  16. Typical American black man. Carl Lewis is a want to be HATER…. All his hate is diminishing his own successes, which his conscience cant let him take total credit for…I can't believe he's getting paid to make comments like those.

  17. Al Phang My dad worked in the lab that did his test and he was positive…I would tell him exactly what drug (there were two) he was taking and his official doc#

  18. Carl on CNN-IBN (India) yesterday was trying too hard to cover his agony. Here is another American proving yet again that being kicked hard by the Jamaicans really hurts…ouch! perhaps much painful than any one of us can imagine. So let him wither in pain..sorry Carl we offer our deep Sympathies for you and of course our sincere condolences for the demise of the so called "American Sprint supremacy'. Firstly, not to acknowledge Bolts as a great sprinter is cheap & unsporting but saying that Bolt was able to win with a handsome lead because the other sprinters slowed down only shows how sick you are, presume that's how strongly Bolt has hit you where it hurts the most. Hope you get well soon Carl. Way to go Jamaica..the whole of India is with you.

  19. All your comments have summed up everything that I would like to say about “Jealous Carl” very nicely, he will die a bitter man while Bolt continues to save track and field from the mess that he was a part of and participant in…BOLT to the world !!!!!

  20. Carl Lewis you are a thinnk you are a legend? my ass.Bolt has done far much better than you.why cant you appreciate.Bolt is going to be remembered for the next 200 years.i will definately tell my grand children and they too will tell someone.Bolt you are the man.carl you are crap.

  21. Carl Lewis is not ashamed of himself to utter such words he must acknowledge that Bolt is on another level. Bolt is a talented fellow just like Lionel Messi is to soccer.

  22. Bolt said it and did it…an inspiration to a nation and has made his name and established a legacy…it is not for you to say he is great…it is not for you to bestow upon him a title or a crown…you earned your medal under questionable circumstance… how dare you! USAIN has done it just deal with it.

  23. first thing remember sanya richards-ross is JAMAICAN.ok lower case carl lewis, maurice green and edwin moses remember you all second class citizens of you all nation. ok carl lewis yuh win by default in both 84 /88.FOR ONCE CARL LEWIS SHUT YU MOUTH AND MEK PEOPLE THINK YU HAVE A LITTLE SENSE.

  24. I want someone to tell this half idiot to stop stressing over Usain.U R Plain BADMINDED and thats ur major problem.We are not responsible for the gray hairs u r see in places u r not comfortable with.Face it "U R OLD"…ur name is DED give a man a chance to bear the name.Go to bed and sleep sweet u silly head.USAIN name LIVES..jamaica seh so

  25. A reminder to Carl Lewis, a true champion behaves as such long after the glory days have passed.Why don't you lend your expertise to the American team since you know so much.Cultivate some grace and sportsmanship!

  26. Its bad not only to lose the timing but also the tag of "fastest man(ape) on the planet 🙂