Michelle Carter just made the USA proud! By being the first American woman in the history of Olympics to win gold in the shot put at the Rio Olympics, 2016. Carter beat Valerie Adams of New Zealand, the first to win three consecutive shot put gold medals with a throw of 20.63m. Adams, the favorite, won silver on Friday with a throw of 20.42m. Before marking of this historic victory, American Earlene Brown claimed bronze back in 1960 in Rome.
Carter is a certified professional makeup artist nicknamed as the “Shot Diva”. She has a twitter handle @shotdiva and owns a website shotdiva.com that sells makeup services. The daughter of former NFL defensive lineman Michael Carter, who himself has won a silver medal in 1984, are now the first American father-daughter duo to medal at the Olympics. An evident thrilled Carter expressed her excitement with the reporters, “Of course, I can’t wait until I get the medal and I can walk around the house and say ‘Daddy, I got you,’ ” While daddy Micheal who coached her for this big day said, “I’m numb right now.”
The 30-year-old said that when she first told her father about trying her hand in the game, she wasn’t aware of her father’s achievement. “I grew up with him playing football, so that’s all I knew. So he asked me a few questions and he was like, ‘OK, well, then since this is what you want to do I’m going to teach you, I’m going to make sure you do it right.’ And the rest is history.”
The rest is surely now marked as one of the biggest achievement in the history of sports for America. Way to go girl!