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Michelle Carter is a three-time track and field Olympian. Carter has excelled at the national and international level of track and field events, specifically in the shot put, for more than 15 years.
Carter first represented the USA in the 2001 World Youth Championships where she earned silver. In 2004, Carter won the gold at the International Association of Athletics Federation World Junior Championships. In 2008, she followed her father’s footsteps by competing for the US at the 2012 Olympics.
Carter completed an epic double in 2013, capturing gold at the USA Indoor and USA Outdoor Championships. In 2015, she won her sixth USATF Outdoor Championship en route to winning the bronze medal at IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Carter won gold at the 2016 World Indoor Championships in Portland, but her crowning achievement was at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro where she succeeded at winning the gold medal and setting the American record at the event. Carter became the first United States female athlete to win the event since the women’s competition began in 1948.