Is there anything better than one-upping a family member? Let’s see what Michelle Carter has to say about that after winning her first gold medal for Team USA in the woman’s shot put last Friday. Check out the video here.
“Of course, I can’t wait until I get the medal and I can walk around the house and say ‘Daddy, I got you,'” said Carter, according to this article from Team USA.
Michelle’s father Michael had won silver in the Olympics before becoming a professional football player and winning three Super Bowl championships with the San Francisco 49ers.
So first off, the Carters became the first father-daughter combination from Team USA to win medals at the Games. Woohoo!
Still, it looks like Michelle has some more work to do then. Three Super Bowl rings? But get this, Michelle is the 2016 world indoor champion and broke her own American record on her sixth and final throw with a heave of 67 feet, 8 ¼ inches, beating out two-time Olympic gold medalist Valerie Adams of New Zealand.
Carter is only the second U.S. woman to win a medal in the shot put, joining Earlene Brown who claimed the bronze in 1960. She is definitely on a roll and earned some bragging rights.
The cool thing about this father-daughter tandem is that Michael is actually Michelle’s coach and has been since she began in the seventh grade.
Aw! This is the Carter family business. I love the way they work.