Agence France-PresseMarch 25, 2013 05:30
US sprint and long jump legend Carl Lewis said Monday that Asians badly needed "heroes" in track and field in their countries to become a world-class force in the high-profile sport.
"We had heroes (in the United States) when I was growing up. I saw athletes I wanted to emulate. I think that's important," Lewis told reporters in Tokyo after attending a clinic for junior athletes in Japan's tsunami-hit northeast.