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Michelle Carter

Michelle Carter

Event: Shot Put
Height: 5-9
Weight: 210
PR: 20.24/66-5 (2013)
Born: 10/12/1985
Current Residence: Ovilla, Texas
Hometown: Red Oak, Texas
High School: Red Oak H.S. '03
College: Texas '07
Coach: Michael Carter
Agent: Karen Locke
Sponsor: Nike
Club: New York Athletic Club (NYAC)
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USA Championships
Five-time USA Outdoor champion – 2008 (18.85m/61-10.25); 2009 (18.03m/59-2); 2011 (19.86m/65-2); 2013 (20.24m/66-5); 2014 (19.45m/63-9.75)
Two-time USA Indoor champion –  2013 (19.41m/63-8.25); 2014 (18.45/60-6.5)
Three-time USA Outdoor runner-up – 2005 (18.26m/59-11); 2010 (18.46m/60-06.75); 2012 (18.57m/60-11.25)
Two-time USA Junior champion – 2003 (16.05m/52-8); 2004 (16.33m/53-7)
2012 USA Indoor runner-up (19.27m/63-2.75)
 
International Championships
2011 Pan American bronze medalist (18.09m/59-4.25)
2004 World Junior champion (17.55m/57-7)
2003 Pan American Juniors gold medalist (16.23m/53-3)
2012 World Indoor bronze medalist (19.58m/64-3)
 
Collegiate Championships
2006 NCAA Indoor champion (18.56m/60-10.75)
2005 NCAA Indoor (17.86m/58-7) & Outdoor (17.06m/55-11.25) runner-up

Awards and Honors
American Outdoor record holder (20.24m/66-5)
 
About Michelle
Now a two-time Olympian, 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. 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.
Results
2014:
6th at Rome (18.58m/60-11.5); 2nd at adidas Grand Prix (19.51m/64-0.25); 1st at USA Outdoors (19.45m/63-9.75); 3rd at Lausanne (19.38m/63-7); 3rd at Monaco (19.05m/62-6)
2013: 3rd at Zurich (19.88m/65-2.75); 3rd at Stockholm (18.56m/60-10.75); 4th at World Outdoors (19.94m/65-5); 3rd at London (19.24m/63-1.5); 2nd at Paris (19.57m/64-2.5); 1st at USA Outdoors (20.24m/66-5 AR); 3rd Pre Classic (19.65m/64-5.75); 2nd at Beijing (18.70m/61-4.25); 3rd at Shanghai (18.83m/61-9.50); 1st at USA Indoors (19.41m/63-8.25)
2012: 2nd in Zurich (19.25m/63-2); 2nd in Birmingham (18.71m/61-4.75); 2nd in Lausanne (19.60m/64-3.75); 5th in Stockholm (18.39m/60-4); 1st at DecaNation (18.87m/61-11); 6th in Olympic Games (19.42m/63-8.75); Olympic Trials runner-up (18.57m/60-11.25); 3rd at adidas Grand Prix (19.32m/63-4.75); 4th at Rome (18.66m/61-2.75); 1st at Kingston International Invite (19.22m/63-0.75); 3rd at World Indoors (19.58m/64-3); 2nd at USA Indoors (19.27m/63-2.75); 2nd at USATF Classic (19.09m/7-75)
2011: 3rd at Pan Am Outdoors (18.09m/59-4.25); 9th at World Outdoors (18.76m/61-6.75); USA Outdoor champion (19.86m/65-2)
2010: USA Outdoor runner-up (18.46m/60-06.75); USA Indoor runner-up (18.03m/59-2i); 12th in qualifying at World Indoors (18.20m/59-8.5i); 1st at Texas Invite (18.43m/60-5.75); 4th at Shanghai (18.79m/61-7.75); 7th at Paris (18.17m/59-7.5); 5th at Monaco (18.70m/ 61-4.25); 1st at Goteborg (18.80m/61-8.25)
2009: 6th at World Outdoors (18.96m/62-2.5); USA Outdoor champion (18.03m/59-2); 1st at Reebok Grand Prix (18.43m/60-5.75); 1st at Zaragoza (18.44m/60-6); 1st at Jim Bush Invite (18.35m/60-2.5); 2nd at Stockholm (19.13m/62-9.25PR)
2008: 15th at Olympic Games (17.74m/58-2.5); 6th in qualifying (18.49m/60-8); Olympic Trials champion (18.85m/61-10.25); 1st at Triton (17.99m/59-0.25); 1st at Provo (18.71m/61-4.75).
2007: 5th at USA Outdoors (17.57m/57-7.75); 5th at NCAA Outdoors (17.23m/56-6.5)
2006: 3rd at NCAA Outdoors (17.91m/58-9.25); Big 12 Outdoor champion (17.98m/59-0); NCAA Indoor champion (18.56m/60-10.75); 2nd at Big 12 Indoor champs (17.30m/56-9.25)
2005: USA Outdoor Championships runner-up (18.26m/59-11); 2nd at NCAA Outdoor Champs (17.06m/55-11.25); 2nd at NCAA Indoor Champs (17.86m/58-7)
2004: 2004 World Junior gold medalist (17.55m/57-7); 2004 USA Junior champion (16.33m/53-7)
2003: 1st in Texas 4A state meet, setting the U.S. high school record (16.73m/54-10.75); 1st at USA Juniors (16.05m/52-8); 1st at Pan Am Juniors (16.23m/53-3)
2002: 1st in Texas 4A state meet (16.25m/53-3.75); 3rd at USA Juniors (16.24m/53-3.5); 1st at USA Junior Olympics (15.59m/51-1.75)
2001: 2nd in SP at World Youth (15.23m/49-11.75); 1st in Texas 4A state meet (15.14m/49-8.25)
2000: 1st in Texas 4A state meet (14.76m/48-5.25)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014:
 Indoor bests - 19.10m/62.66; Outdoor bests - Shot Put, 19.51m/64.01
2013: Indoor bests - Shot Put, 19.41m/63-8¼ (No. 1 in the USA, No. 4 in the World); Outdoor Bests: Shot Put, 20.24m/66-5 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the World, ranked No. 4 in the World by T&FN)
2012: Indoor bests - 19.58m/64-3 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 4 in the world); Outdoor bests - 19.60m/64-3.75 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 4 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the world by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests – 19.86m/65-2 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 5 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA & ranked No. 9 in the world by T&FN)
2010: Indoor bests – 18.20m/59-8.5 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 18 in the world); Outdoor bests –18.80m/61-8.25 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 16 in the world)
2009: Outdoor bests – 19.13m/62-9.25 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 11 in the world, ranked No. 7 in the world by T&FN)
2008: Outdoor bests – 18.85m/61-10.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 21 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA by T&FN)
2007: Indoor bests – 18.12m/59-5.50 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 18 in the world); Outdoor bests -- 17.57m/57-7.75 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 36 in the world, ranked No. 6 in the USA by T&FN)
2006: Indoor bests – 18.56m/60-10.75 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 10 in the world); Outdoor bests – 17.98m/59-0 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 31 in the world)
2005: Indoor bests – 17.86m/58-7.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 16 in the world); Outdoor bests – 18.26m/59-11 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 29 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2004: Indoor bests – 17.05m/55-11.25 (No. 9 in the USA, No. 44 in the world); Outdoor bests – 17.55m/57-7 (No. 6 in the USA)
2003: Indoor bests – 16.70m/54-9.5 (No. 12 in the USA); Outdoor bests – 16.73m/54-10.75 (No. 13 in the world)
2002: Outdoor bests – 16.25m/53-3.75 (No. 18 in the USA)
2001: Outdoor bests – 15.23m/49-11.75
2000: Outdoor bests – 14.44m/47-4.5 
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