Olympic Gold: Michelle Carter Makes History in Women's Shot Put

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12:  Michelle Carter of the United States celebrates placing first in the Women's Shot Put Final on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Olympic Gold: Michelle Carter Makes History in Women's Shot Put

#BlackGirlMagic, indeed!

Published August 13, 2016

The streak of Black women dominating the 2016 Summer Olympics continues as shot putter Michelle Carter won gold on Friday, becoming the first American to do so... ever!

According to NPR, Carter's didn't only make history once. She did so again by becoming the first American woman to win a medal in that particular Olympic evenT since 1960, when the bronze was claimed by Earlene Brown.

Showing her #BlackGirlMagic even more, Carter broke her own American record in her sixth and final throw with a 67-foot, 8 and a half-inch heave.

"I knew I had more in the tank," she said after her win. "And to be able to go out there and put the pieces together and pull ito ut, I'm just really excited."

Carter's superior athleticism seems to run in her family as, 32 years ago, her father and first coach, Michael Carter, took home the silver in the same even at the Los Angeles 1984 Games.

Her father's reaction to her win was priceless: "I'm numb right now," he said.

"I can't wait until I get the medal and I can walk around the house and say, 'Daddy, I got you,'" Carter said.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


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