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USATF GOLD MEDALIST MICHELLE CARTER

Personal information
Nationality American
Born October 12, 1985 (age 31)
San Jose, California, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Sport
Country  United States
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot Put
Coached by Michael Carter
Michelle Carter USATF

A two-time Olympian and a World Championships bronze medalist, Michelle Carter has excelled at the national level for more than a decade. Carter first donned the USA jersey at the 2001 World Youth Championships where she won silver. In 2004 she won gold at the IAAF World Junior Championships, and in 2008, she followed in the footsteps of her father Michael Carter, by making her first Olympic Team. After finishing as the runner-up at the 2012 Olympic Trials, Carter was presented her silver medal by gospel artist Kirk Franklin. 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 is the national prep record-holder in the shot put at 16.73m/54-10.75, while her father, Michael, set the still-standing national boys prep record of 81-3.5 in 1979. She was a four-time Texas 4A state champion in the shot put, also set state record in the discus. A standout shot putter and NFL nose guard, Carter’s father Michael is the only person to win an Olympic medal and Super Bowl ring in the same year. He won three Super Bowl titles with the 49ers. She has one sister, D’Andra, who was a thrower at Texas Tech, and one brother, Michael, Jr.

Michelle Carter USATF
Michelle Carter USATF

Personal Best – Outdoor

Performance Wind Place Date
Shot Put 20.63 Rio de Janeiro (Estádio Olímpico) 12 AUG 2016
Discus Throw 54.06 Sacramento, CA 06 JUN 2007

Personal Best – Indoor

Performance Wind Place Date
Shot Put 20.21 Portland (Oregon Convention Center), OR 19 MAR 2016
Michelle Carter USATF

Progression – Outdoor

Shot Put

Performance Place Date
2016 20.63 Rio de Janeiro (Estádio Olímpico) 12 AUG
2015 20.02 Eugene (Hayward Field), OR 25 JUN
2014 19.84 Marrakech (Le Grande Stade) 14 SEP
2013 20.24 Des Moines (Drake Stadium), IA 22 JUN
2012 19.60 Lausanne (Pontaise) 23 AUG
2011 19.86 Eugene, OR 23 JUN
2010 18.80 Göteborg 10 AUG
2009 19.13 Stockholm (Kungsträdgården) 30 JUL
2008 18.85 Eugene, OR 05 JUL
2007 17.57 Indianapolis, IN 24 JUN
2006 17.98 Waco, TX 13 MAY
2005 18.26 Carson, CA 24 JUN
2004 17.55 Grosseto (Stadio Zecchini) 17 JUL
2003 16.73 Austin, TX 10 MAY
2002 16.25 Austin, TX 10 MAY
2001 15.23 Debrecen 14 JUL

Discus Throw

Performance Place Date
2007 54.06 Sacramento, CA 06 JUN
2006 52.33 Denton, TX 15 APR
2005 52.12 Austin, TX 08 APR
2001 46.03 Austin, TX 11 MAY

Michelle Carter USATF

Honours – Shot Put

Rank Mark Wind Place Date
The XXXI Olympic Games 1 20.63 Rio de Janeiro (Estádio Olímpico) 12 AUG 2016
IAAF World Indoor Championships 1 20.21 Portland (Oregon Convention Center), OR 19 MAR 2016
15th IAAF World Championships 3 19.76 Beijing (National Stadium) 22 AUG 2015
2nd IAAF Continental Cup 2014 2 19.84 Marrakech (Le Grande Stade) 14 SEP 2014
IAAF World Indoor Championships 2014 5 19.10 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 08 MAR 2014
14th IAAF World Championships 4 19.94 Moskva (Luzhniki) 12 AUG 2013
The XXX Olympic Games 4 19.42 London (Olympic Stadium) 06 AUG 2012
IAAF World Indoor Championships 2012 3 19.58 Istanbul (Ataköy Arena) 10 MAR 2012
13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 9 18.76 Daegu (DS) 29 AUG 2011
13th IAAF World Indoor Championships 12q1 18.20 Doha (Aspire Dome) 13 MAR 2010
IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final 5 18.66 Thessaloníki 13 SEP 2009
12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 6 18.96 Berlin (Olympiastadion) 16 AUG 2009
The XXIX Olympic Games 14 17.74 Beijing (National Stadium) 16 AUG 2008
10th IAAF World Junior Championships 1 17.55 Grosseto (Stadio Zecchini) 17 JUL 2004
2nd IAAF/Westel World Youth Championships 2 15.23 Debrecen 14 JUL 2001

Honours – Discus Throw

Rank Mark Wind Place Date
2nd IAAF/Westel World Youth Championships 6q2 41.87 Debrecen 12 JUL 2001
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