#BlackGirlMagic is in full-effect at the 2016 Summer Olympics. This time around it was Michelle “Shot Diva” Carter who made history winning the gold medal in shot put on Friday night. Carter is the first woman and African-American to take home the top spot for the U.S. Women’s shot put team.
According to Yahoo News, Carter, 30, heaved her last shot 20.63 meters to surpass and upset two-time defending gold medalist Valeri Adams of New Zealand, coming up big on her last attempt.
““I’m just grateful we had this moment,” Michelle Carter told USA Today. “Everybody wants to come out and win the gold, and sometimes it takes a personal best, sometimes it doesn’t. But to be able to have all those pieces come together, it’s a great feeling,” she added.
“I knew I had more in the tank. And to go out there and put the pieces together and pull it out … I’m just really excited.”
Carter comes from a family of athletes. Her father former NFL defensive lineman Michael Carter won a silver medal in the shot put in 1984 in Los Angeles and won the Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers later that sam year. The Carters are the first-ever father-daughter duo to win gold in the same event in the Olympics.
Michelle Carter Wins First-Ever Olympic Gold Medal For USA Women’s Shot Put Team was originally published on hellobeautiful.com