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article imageMichelle Carter nominated for 'Female Athlete of the Year'

By Markos Papadatos     Oct 22, 2016 in Sports
American shot put thrower and Olympian Michelle Carter has been nominated for the 2016 award for "Female Athlete of the Year."
As Digital Journal reported, Carter won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in shot put, where she bested two-time Olympic gold medalist Valerie Adams from New Zealand. Carter was able to throw 20.63 meters in her final attempt, thus making Olympic history, and setting an American record in the sport.
In addition, Carter was the gold medalist at the 2016 World Indoor Championships, where she won the event on her final throw with 20.21 meters in the indoor track and field, which was a world leading performance.
Aside from her career in athletics, Carter is a certified professional make-up artist.
Digital Journal chatted with "Shot Diva" Michelle Carter.
To cast your vote for Michelle Carter, check out the official USATF Zone website.
For more information on American Olympic gold medalist Michelle Carter, visit her official homepage and follow her on Twitter.
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