Preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is sprinter Carmelita “the Jet” Jeter. The Gardena native made a splash in the London Games, being a member of the 4x100m relay team that won gold and broke the world record for the event. Jeter became known as “the Fastest Woman Alive” after winning the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix and making 10.64 seconds her new personal record in 2009.
While training for Rio, Jeter took time to visit The Boys and Girls Club in Gardena last month. Along with encouraging children to eat healthy and facilitating activities, Jeter donated to The Boys and Girls Club.
“It was good to be back home,” Jeter said. “The kids were really curious about me and asking so many questions.”
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