Jeter wins gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics
|Sport||Track and Field|
|Olympic Medals Won|
|Birthdate||November 24, 1979|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||117 lbs (54 kg)|
|Hometown||Los Angeles, California|
Carmelita Jeter is an American sprinter who is known as the second fastest woman of all-time, holding the 2nd fastest time in the 100m behind Florence Griffith-Joyner. As one of the more decorated female athletes, she is currently the fastest living woman in the world, after finishing with a time of 10.64 seconds in the 100m at the 2009 Shanghai Golden Grand Prix. Jeter, known for her strong physique and muscular build, most notably won the gold medal in the 4x100 relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Struggling in 2008, Jeter failed to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics at Beijing in the 200m after finishing sixth place at the U.S. Olympic trials.
Jeter won her first Olympic gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics at London in a 4×100 relay with American teammates Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison, and Bianca Knight. Felix, who won three gold medals in the 2012 Summer Olympics, beat Jeter for the gold in the 200m.