LONDON — Just over a year removed from traveling to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the XXXI Olympiad, Red Oak shot putter Michelle Carter was back atop a podium on a world stage.
Carter finished third in the IAAF World Championships in London with a final-round throw of 19.14 meters on Tuesday, Aug. 8. In Aug. 2016, Carter won her first Olympic gold medal with a new United States record put of 20.63 meters.
The bronze is her third at a world championship, having previously finishing in third place at the 2012 World Indoor Championships and 2015 World Championships. She pairs the bronzes with two golds —2016 Olympics and 2016 World Indoor Championships — for her five global medals.
Gong Lijjiao, of China, took the gold with a put of 19.94 meters and Anita Marton, of Hungary, took the silver with her toss of 19.49 meters. Marton reached the distance on her final attempt, moving Carter from silver to bronze.
Carter qualified for the final round with a put of 18.92 meters (2nd). She was joined in the finals by fellow American, Raven Saunders (18.63 meters).