PALM DESERT, Aug. 13, 2016 – Michelle Carter completed a dream with her come-from-behind, final-throw lifetime best and American Record to win the Olympic shot put competition on Friday night in Rio. Carter, daughter of 1984 Olympic silver medalist Michael Carter, overcame the defending Olympic champion – Valerie Adams of New Zealand – to win the gold medal and surpass her father’s Olympic achievement.
The Sports Examiner has full coverage of the Games with your guide to Day 8:
- A commentary: Should athletes be watching big-screen televisions while racing?
- U.S. explodes for 112.3 points, the biggest day of the Games, in our unofficial team scoring;
- Check out our previews of all 21 Saturday finals across over nine sports, including both swimming and track & field finals!
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