United States' Michelle Carter makes an attempt in the women's shot put qualification during the World Athletics Championships in London Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Track & Field

Michelle Carter advances to shot put final at World Championships

Posted August 8th, 2017

Story highlights
  • Michelle Carter needs just one throw to advance to final
  • Carter took bronze at 2015 World Championships
  • Finals are set for 2:25 p.m. on Wednesday

Olympic gold medalist and former Longhorn Michelle Carter advanced to the shot put finals at the IAAF World Championships in London on Tuesday.

The American record holder hit the automatic qualifying mark on her first and only throw. She put the shot 62 feet, 1 inch as she’s attempting to win her first outdoor world championship. She won the indoor title last year and took bronze in the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.

Carter won Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 with a throw of 67 feet, 10 1/4 inches on her sixth and final attempt.

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Carter qualified second in the event Tuesday. Only two other competitors qualified on their first throw like Carter. Five athletes overall were able to qualify automatically.

Wednesday’s final is set to start at 2:25 p.m. and fans can catch the action on NBC Sports Network.

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