Michelle Carter (athlete)

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Michelle Carter
Michelle Carter Istanbul 2012.jpg
Carter at the 2012 World Indoor Championships in Istanbul
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1985-10-12) October 12, 1985 (age 30)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 116 kg (256 lb)
Country  United States
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot Put

Michelle Denee Carter (born October 12, 1985) is an American shot putter. She is the current American record holder in the event with a distance of 20.24 m (66 ft 434 in) set at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

She won the silver medal at the 2001 World Youth Championships and the gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships. She finished fifteenth at the 2008 Olympic Games and fifth at the 2012 Olympic Games.[1]

In addition to winning the 2008 United States Olympic Team Trials, she was the 2009, 2011 and 2014 National Champion.[2] While competing for the University of Texas, she won the Collegiate National Championship in 2006.

Carter is a graduate of Red Oak High School in Red Oak, Texas. Her father, Michael Carter, is also a former Olympian and NFL star—the only athlete to win an Olympic medal and a Super Bowl ring in the same year. Both Michelle and her father hold the current National High School Record in the Shot Put, the only such father and daughter situation. Michelle set her record in 2003 while winning the Texas state championship, her father's record has been unchallenged since 1979.


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