Quadruple Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis showed progress in his comeback from a hamstring injury as he led the United States men's track and field team to a first-day lead over the Soviet Union and Japan in a triangular meet at Tokyo.
Lewis won the 100-meter dash in 10.12 seconds, with teammate Harvey Glance second in 10.22, and anchored the 400-meter relay team to victory in 38.28.
The U.S. men had a 49-34 lead over the Soviets and a 52-32 lead over the Japanese. Soviet women led both the U.S. and Japan.
Lewis, who began a recording career last week in Japan and appeared on Japanese television with his rock band, delighted hundreds of squealing Japanese schoolgirls by running a victory lap and touching their outstretched hands as he trotted by.