First U.S. woman to win gold in Olympic shot put is our new role model
August 14, 2016 at 2:30 am
Michelle Carter won her first Olympic medal on Friday night, a well-deserved and historic gold for Team USA. Carter is the first American woman to win a gold medal in shot put. And because her father, NFL defensive lineman Michael Carter, won a medal for shot put in 1984, she’s also half of the first American father-daughter duo to medal at the Olympics. She basically embodies #BlackGirlMagic, and we’re so here for it.
On her website, shotdiva.com, Carter shares her accomplishments and accolades as an athlete, but also sells makeup artist services for individuals and events as the owner of Shot Diva’s Makeup. You can buy signature Shot Diva shirts on the site, as well as t-shirts for her “You Throw Girl!” Sports Confidence Camp, a camp that builds confidence in female athletes and empowers them through sports.
Carter’s not only breaking records and paving a way for herself, she’s setting an example and helping young girls everywhere accomplish their dreams.