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Carmelita Jeter      

Olympic Champion, Motivational Speaker, World Record Holder & Assistant Sprints Coach USC

Carmelita Jeter is an Olympic medalist, assistant coach, and advocate. She earned one of each Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games, earning a silver in the 100m, a bronze in the 200m, and a gold in the 4x100m for USA. Jeter is also a 7-time medalist in the sprints and relays at the World Championships.

Jeter is in her first season as an assistant working with the USC sprinters. She has been a certified Level 1 professional track coach since 2017, helping emerging athletes reach their potential with her own company, TeamJet, LLC. Jeter was named the Los Angeles Sports Woman of the Year and the USA Track and Field Association’s Jesse Owens Award, the highest accolade in the sport.

In addition to her success on the track, Jeter is deeply involved in community and philanthropic efforts, particularly those focused on health and fitness. She has organized community track clinics for youth and served as the official ambassador for the Healthy Compton initiative, a citywide program designed to promote healthy lifestyle choices.

When her aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer, Jeter used her platform as a record-setting athlete to raise awareness, collaborating with Nike on hot pink spikes that she wore in competition. In 2015, she was named the official ambassador for Susan G. Komen’s California Circle of Promise Initiative, designed to promote breast cancer awareness among African American women.

In recognition of her incredible athletic achievements, her continued contributions to the sport of track and field, her dedication to her community and her success as a speaker and businesswoman, CSUDH and the California State University Board of Trustees bestowed an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Jeter in May of 2019.

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Carmelita Jeter Olympic Interview on In Her World | Video ...
Carmelita Jeter earned the title Fastest Woman Alive in 2009 with her 100-meter dash time, which is second only to the late Florence Griffith-Joyner's world ...
Carmelita Jeter runs first races since August | OlympicTalk
Olympic 100m silver medalist Carmelita Jeter quietly returned to competition for the first time since August, running 11.27 and 11.32 seconds in the last week, ...

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