Lelia Kym Carter Begel
March 12, 1964
Lelia Kym Carter Begel (born March 12, 1964 in Inglewood, California), also known as Kym Carter, is a former heptathlete from the United States, who represented her native country at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. There she finished in eleventh place.
Kym is the executive director of the Carl Lewis Foundation and a board member of Sound Body Sound Mind, a program to increase physical fitness in high schools. She is the mother of boy–girl twins.
IAAF World Indoor Championships
- Silver medal in the pentathlon at the 1995 IAAF World Indoor Championships
- Bronze medal in the pentathlon at the 1997 IAAF World Indoor Championships
In 1993, she earned her first World Ranking (No. 8) in the heptathlon and ended the season ranked number 1. It was the first time since 1985 that another American outranked Jackie Joyner-Kersee in the multi except for 1989 when Joyner-Kersee didn't compete.
In 1982, while at Wichita East High School (the same high school as national record holder in the mile, Jim Ryun, she set the NFHS national high school record in the high jump at 6' 2 1/4". The record lasted for three years.
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