Thursday, July 10, 2008

For Michelle Carter, the Olympic Shot Put is a Family Tradition

This week, in the Eugene, Oregon Olympic track and field trials, Michelle Carter earned a spot on Team USA in the shot put event.

After setting a personal record with a throw of 61'10.75", Carter was understandably pleased. But add to that the fact that Michelle Carter's father, Michael, was a member of the U.S. Olympic shot put team in the 1984 L.A. Olympics, where he won a silver medal.

For many athletes, the Olympics are a family event. Good luck to Michelle Carter and our U.S. track and field team!

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