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Rio 2016: Michelle Carter becomes first American Woman to win Olympic Shot Put Gold

Rio 2016: Michelle Carter becomes first American Woman to win Olympic Shot Put Gold

Michelle Carter

Michelle CarterRio de Janeiro – Michelle Carter needed to dig deep and pull out a huge put on her final try to win her first Olympic Gold medal, and that’s just what she did.

“Getting ready for my last throw I was just praying ‘Lord, help me give it my all’. Carter said. “I just wanted to give it my all and leave nothing in the tank, because this is the last throw and this is the Olympic Games.”

That put was an American Record put of 20.63m was ultimately the winning Olympic put.

2016 Rio Olympics Shot Put medalists (l-r) Anita Marton (HUN) silver, Michelle Carter (USA) gold & Valerie Adams (NZL) silver.

2016 Rio Olympics Shot Put medalists (l-r) Anita Marton (HUN) silver, Michelle Carter (USA) gold & Valerie Adams (NZL) silver.

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