Updates: Carter last week won the gold medal, becoming the first American woman to win gold in shot put. She was the first United States track and field member to medal so far in Rio. “We are so proud of her,” adds Cathy Yee, who made sure we knew Carter’s status.
This Friday the world will watch female athletes vie for the gold in field events including shot put. Dallas-area native Michelle Carter, before heading to Rio for her third attempt at Olympic glory, stopped at Lake Highlands’ Scofield Christian, where she spoke to students about humility, according to the school’s marketing director Cathy Yee.
“She shared her experiences as an elite athlete and how her faith in God has helped her. She spoke on how God made each of us different and to celebrate our differences and abilities,” Yee notes. “Our upper grades had an opportunity to see her demonstrate throwing the shot put, which is much heavier than it
Carter grew up in Red Oak, just outside of Dallas. Her famous father is Michael Carter, three-time Super Bowl champ as nose tackle for the San Francisco 49ers. He won silver in the 1984 Olympics in shot put.
Last year Michelle Carter took bronze at the world championships, so look for her to do amazing things this Friday.
Her new friends from Lake Highlands no doubt will be watching.