Carolyn Jean Lewis (née Wright), (born 16 January 1946) is an Australian former athlete who competed in the high jump.
The high jump is a track and field event in which competitors must jump unaided over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without dislodging it. In its modern most practised format, a bar is placed between two standards with a crash mat for landing. In the modern era, athletes run towards the bar and use the Fosbury Flop method of jumping, leaping head first with their back to the bar. Since ancient times, competitors have introduced increasingly effective techniques to arrive at the current form.
She competed for the Novacastrians club in Newcastle and the Ryde Athletics Club in Sydney. Upon marriage she moved to Melbourne where she competed for the Coburg Athletics Club alongside athletes such as Raelene Boyle and Jean Roberts.
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At the age of 16, Wright was selected to compete in the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth where she placed sixth. Through her career, she won six Australian Championshipsand had a personal best of 1.74 metres, set in 1962.
The 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Perth, Western Australia, from 22 November to 1 December 1962. Athletic events were held at Perry Lakes Stadium in the suburb of Floreat and swimming events at Beatty Park in North Perth. They were held after the 1962 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games for wheelchair athletes.
In 1972, Wright married Olympic sprinter Greg Lewis. Their daughter Tamsyn is a three-time Olympian, specialising in the 800 metres, who has won three Commonwealth Games Relay Gold Medalsand a World Indoor 800m Gold Medal in athletics.
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