Michelle Carter

Track and Field

Name: Michelle Carter
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Shot Put
Height: 5-9
Weight: 300
DOB: 10/12/1985
Birthplace: San Jose , Calif.
Hometown: Red Oak, Texas
High School: Red Oak High School (Red Oak, Texas) '03
College: University of Texas ‘17, Youth and Community Studies
Team/Club: New York Athletic Club
Coach(es): Michael Carter
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2008, 2012)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, qualified
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 5th
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 15th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2016 – gold
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015; Indoor – 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
  • Medals: 3 (1 gold, 2 bronzes)
  • Gold – 2016
  • Bronze – 2012, 2015
Other Career Highlights
  • 2011 Pan American Games, bronze
Personal: Daughter of Michael and Sandra Carter...Has one brother, Michael Jr., and one sister, D’Andra...Father, Mike, won the men’s shot put silver medal while representing Team USA at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games and also played professional American football for the San Francisco 49ers from 1984-1992, winning three Super Bowls and earning three Pro Bowl team selections ...2006 NCAA indoor champion...Enjoys singing, baking, styling hair and makeup...Competed at the state level in high school choir.

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