MN Daily Salute: Black Female Athletes

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Carmelita Jeter

American sprinter Carmelita Jeter is the second fastest woman of all time and the current IAAF World Champion in the 100 meter dash. Jeter’s stellar winnings began in 2007 when she won the 100 meter bronze at the World Championships in Athletics, and gold at the World Athletics Final. After that, Jeter won a second gold at the World Athletics Final and the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix following that. This feat made her the second fastest woman ever in the 100 meter, beating Marion Jones’s record and bringing her closer to Florence Griffith-Joyner’s world record. In the Summer 2012 Olympics, Jeter won the women’s 100-meter title and she currently holds three of the top ten times ever run.

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