• Carter breaks USA record, beats Adams and gold in shot put in last attempt

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World indoor champion Michelle Carter won the women's shot put gold on Day 1 at at track and field competition in Rio Olympic games.

USA's Michelle Carter in the final 6th attempt defeated defending Olympic champion Valerie Adams of New Zealand and set a new national record. 

Until the last round Carter  with 19.82m was in the bronze position, while Adamas with 20.42m was in leading the competition. 

In the final throw  Michelle Carter unleashed her full potential by throwing massive 20.63m to secure her gold medal in these Olympics. Adams responded with a good throw of 20.39m and settled in second place. 

Meanwhile Anita Marton with a new national record throw of 19.87m in final attempt  took bronze for Hungary.

See full women's shot put final results here>>

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