PORTLAND, Oregon -- With five medals coming in the span of five minutes, Team USA won a total of eight medals Saturday night at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, including an American record by Michelle Carter. With one day of competition remaining at the Oregon Convention Center, Team USA has 15 medals, including eight gold in 17 events contested thus far. Germany, Ukraine and Great Britain each have three medals, with nine other countries each having one gold. Team USA leads the placing table with 159 points; Great Britain is second with 29.
Carter crushes SP field with American record
The women’s shot put featured a see-saw battle between the most dominant championship thrower in the world and America’s best. And each time, Michelle Carter responded to become the first American woman ever to win gold in the event, and to become the world’s best.