We have a very empowering and inspirational episode for you today, as we speak to Michelle Carter, the gold medalist in shot put at the Rio Summer Olympics in 2016, and the current American record holder at shot put.
She’s the first US woman to ever win a gold medal at shot put, and you can tell she’s extremely passionate about her sport, having won more awards than I can name.
Michelle’s got trials for this year’s Olympics coming up in June, and undoubtedly she’ll be competing again in Tokyo this year.
We talk about how she got into shot put, what it’s like competing at the Olympics, and how it feels to win gold…
“I’m just going to go out there and do my best and wherever that lands me that’s what I’m going to take.” – Michelle Carter
09:20 – Michelle’s thoughts of Japan, and what a shot put is.
10:26 – Michelle’s dad’s experience in track and field, and how Michelle got into the sport.
14:24 – What it feels like to compete in the Olympics.
17:02 – How Michelle won the gold medal in 2016 and what it felt like to win.
19:45 – What it’s like being in an Olympic Stadium.
23:47 – What Michelle enjoys the most about the Olympics, and how Covid will change the event.
26:46 – How Covid has affected Michelle’s training, and where in Texas she trains.
28:12 – The online speaking Michelle’s been doing.
30:50 – America’s history in the shot put, and the chances we’ll see a world record this year.
34:45 – The camaraderie there is among athletes.
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