Willingboro (Burlington County) - The attention of the sporting world at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was focused on Willingboro native Carl Lewis. He won four gold medals. His first event was the 100 meter race.
Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field athlete and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 gold, and 10 World Championships medals, including 8 gold. His career spanned from 1979 when he first achieved a world ranking to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired. Lewis became an actor and has appeared in a number of films.