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Carmelita Jeter
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Jeter at the 2011 World Championships
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Nationality American
Born November 24, 1979 (1979-11-24) (age 41)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg)
Sport
Country United States United States
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 meters, 200 meters

Carmelita Jeter ( JET-tər, born November 24, 1979) is a retired American sprinter, who specialized in the 100 meters. She was the 2011 IAAF World Champion in the 100 m and a three-time Olympic medallist.

She won the 100 m bronze at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics and a gold at the World Athletics Final. She won a second World Championship bronze. Her victory in the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix in 10.64 seconds made her the third-fastest woman ever in the 100 m, behind Florence Griffith Joyner's long-standing world record and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce' s 10.63 seconds. Currently she holds three of the top ten times ever run.

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