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Carter prevails in epic womens Shot Put battle in Eugene USA champs, Day 1

24.06.2011 World

Eugene, USA Michelle Carter and Jillian Camarena-Williams waged an historic battle in the womens Shot Put on the opening day of the USA Championships at Eugenes Hayward Field on Thursday (23).

Carter won by one centimetre with a toss of 19.86m to move into second on the all-time U.S. performer list with the third-best throw ever, behind only Ramona Pagel’s marks of 20.18m and 20.12m in 1988. Camarena finished second at 19.85m and recorded the Nos. 4, 5, and 6 performances on the U.S. list.

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