Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Beauty of Sport, Part Two: Track star Carmelita Jeter

Carmelita Jeter is a track sprinter who has made more than just a name for herself in international competition.

The Los Angeles native is a veteran of many international meets and championships, including  World Athletics Finals in in Stuttgart in 2007 and Thessaloniki in 2009, where she won the women's 100-meter dash.  That's right, both times. 

She went to the London Olympics in 2012, where she earned a medal of each color: bronze for the women's 200-meter dash, silver for the women's100-meter dash, and gold for the women's 4x100-meter relay.  

In winning that gold medal, she and her teammates - Allyson Felix (whom I already featured in August 2008), Bianca Knight, and Tianna Madison - set a new world's record at 40.82 seconds, smashing a record that had stood since 1985.

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