SHOT putter Michelle Carter rose to fame at the Rio Olympic Games with a stunning throw of 20.63M, beating New Zealand’s two-time Olympic champion Valerie Adams and becoming the first American to clinch the gold.
At the Doha Diamond League last week, Carter won gold with an effort of 19.32M. The 31-year-old spoke about her Doha stint.
How happy are you with the win?
It was my first international meet of the year. Starting the season with a gold makes me feel so good, knowing that my training paid off. I’m looking forward to better results in the rest of the season.
Which is more tough, with the microphone as a presenter or on the field as an athlete?
I’ve been training for years to be an athlete. So it comes to me naturally. But this is first time I’m doing a presenter’s role. So I would definitely say it’s more difficult than being on the track!
You seem to be very active on social media. Any tips for beginners?
First thing is, don’t post when you’re emotional! Also, it’s always better to write it down on paper first.