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RIO DE JANEIRO -- After Michelle Carter made history Friday night, it momentarily appeared as if Carter was crying. Duron Harmon Patriots Jersey . Instead, it turned out she was applying her lip gloss.Thats Michelle, her father, Michael, joked. She thinks about her looks first.Earlier, Michelle stepped into the Olympic Stadium shot-put circle wearing red lipstick, blue spandex and her trademark false eyelashes, her hair pulled into a frothy black cloud over her head. She had one throw left to overtake the greatest thrower of the last decade. One chance to seize a moment that might never come again.Carter heaved the 8.8-pound metal sphere farther than she ever had before. It landed 20.63 meters away, 67 feet, 8 1/4 inches, and Carter became the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the event.All I could do is just pray in that moment. You know what Michelle, you have to give it your all. I asked the Lord, Please help me give it my all, she said.With her sixth and final throw, Carter broke her own American record and overtook Valerie Adams of New Zealand, the older sister of NBA center Steven Adams. Adams won the silver with a toss of 20.42 meters. The only other American woman to win an Olympic shot-put medal was Earlene Brown, who took bronze in 1960.I wasnt nervous, Carter said, because at the end of the day I was able to bring all that energy into the middle and do what I needed to do. If I was to get nervous, then Im wasting my energy. Ive been to three Olympics. I hope I learned something. I was trying to pull from my experience.And she hopes her experience on and off the track will work even more to instill confidence in women with similar bodies to her 5-foot-9, 210-pound frame.Im in a sport that people dont think, dont look at us like women, Carter said. They dont look at us as being girly or feminine. But Ive been girly all my life. I couldnt separate the two, being a woman and being an athlete. I put the two together and do what I love to do. I love hair, I love makeup, I love fashion and I love throwing the shot put.One of my sayings is, you look good, feel good, do good.Which brings us back to the post-victory lip gloss. Aside from competing on the international track-and-field circuit, the 30-year-old Carter is a professional makeup artist; proprietor of, which sells clothes and makeup services; and promoter of the You Throw Girl sports confidence camp. She has also appeared in ESPNs Body Issue and often posts swimsuit photos on Instagram.Carters father is former NFL nose tackle and Olympic silver-medal shot-putter Michael Carter, the only man to win an Olympic medal and Super Bowl in the same year. He won three NFL titles with the 49ers but said what his daughter accomplished is harder. Football you have a chance to win it every year, he said. 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It will feature all 20 Formula E drivers, as well as 10 top virtual drivers from around the world. Players can register on the Road to Vegas website and start whittling down their race times.Competitors wont be driving through the virtual roads of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca or Donnington Park; theyll actually be driving on brand-new courses built around virtual Long Beach, Paris, Berlin, London and Las Vegas. Its something that wouldnt be possible in the real world (well, not without a lot of headache). The finale will physically take place in Vegas at the Venetian Hotel, part of the Sports Business Innovation Summit, during CES early next year.Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said in a statement: We believe eSports offers a new level of fan interaction and participation in sport, and we want to be at the forefront of this gaming revolution. Gamers, welcome to Forrmula E - lets race!Formula Es backing of simracing is a major step in making it a larger esport. Chris Hogan Patriots Jersey. While there are competitions occurring online, the simracing scene has not seen the same level of attention as other esports. The last example of simracing seeing any major traction on streaming site Twitch was when Microsoft hosted its Audi 24 Hours of Le Forza.Part of the appeal of esports is the ability to compete in something not possible in the real world. For example, humans cannot transform into beasts and battle it out five-on-five in magical realms, as happens in League of Legends. Road to Vegas follows this tradition because the competitors will be able to race on new tracks or impossible locations. It will give viewers something novel to watch, and give players a completely new type of competition.At the very least, it would be interesting to see a Formula 1 car race around Mario Karts Rainbow Road.ESPN has reached out to Formula E and Cloud Sport for comment, and will update this article upon reply.Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '
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