Michelle Carter Returns From Rio

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DALLAS, FORT WORTH (NBC) - The Olympian known as the "Shot Diva" is back home in the United States.

Michelle Carter, who won a gold medal in shot put at the Rio Olympics, arrived at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Friday morning.

A crowd of family, friends and fans was there to greet her with hugs, signs and american flags.

Carter posed for pictures with those gathered there, and she displayed the hardware she earned.

Her last shot put throw of 67 feet, eight and a quarter inches not only set an american record, but it also made her the first U.S. Olympic women's shot put gold medalist.

"It was, um, a great feeling. I was really overjoyed, and it was just, like, you know, finally, all the hard work finally paid off. I've been doing this for a long time. This is my third Olympics, and to finally get gold on your, on your, on my third one, it's a, I'm just happy. I'm so happy", said Michelle Carter.

Carter said she was thankful for the support of her family and friends who were behind her 100 percent during her training.

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