Olympic Success Affects My Parents More Than Me, Says Jeter
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Olympic success affects my parents more than me, says Jeter

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SHOWS: BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, UK (AUGUST 25, 2012) (ITN - NO ACCESS UK, ABC (Australia), TVNZ. NO ACCESS "CO.UK" SITES) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) 4X 100 METRES OLYMPIC CHAMPION, CARMELITA JETER, SAYING: "Well you know I think it's probably changed more for my parents (laughs). You know, my parents were telling me that they went to a jazz festival when they got back home and the people announced them as being there and people are walking up and taking pictures of them and I was like "you guys didn't run" (laughs). But I think it's changed more for them they're super excited, everybody's noticing them now since they were on TV and they're at the grocery store and people are saying "oh you're Carmelita Jeter's parents". But for me I'm I think it's changed because, you know, it's my first Olympics and I was known as the woman with the 10.64 but I never had an Olympic medal so it definitely changed at that aspect to where I feel like I'm more complete now; I have my World Championship medals, I have my Olympic medals." 2. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT - BRITAIN'S DOUBLE OLYMPIC CHAMPION MO FARAH HOLDS UNION FLAG, JAMAICA'S DOUBLE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST SHELLY-ANN FRASER-PRYCE HOLDING A JAMAICA FLAG, UNITED STATES 110 METRES HURDLES OLYMPIC CHAMPION ARIES MERRITT AND JETER HOLDING A U.S. FLAG 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) 4X 100 METRES OLYMPIC CHAMPION, CARMELITA JETER, SAYING: "Every time you guys have a meet I'm here, you know, I enjoy running here and I'm actually coming back for the street race later on in September so you guys treat me very well so when I'm treated very well somewhere I have no problem coming back." STORY: United States' 4x100m relay Olympic champion Carmelita Jeter says winning the gold medal has had more of an impact on her parents' lives than her own. Jeter, 32, also won silver in the 100m and bronze in the 200m at the London Olympics which added to her six World Championship medals. "I think it's probably changed more for my parents," Jeter said on Saturday (August 26). "My parents were telling me that they went to a jazz festival when they got back home and the people announced them as being there and people are walking up and taking pictures of them and I was like 'you guys didn't run' "But I think it's changed more for them they're super excited, everybody's noticing them now since they were on TV and they're at the grocery store and people are saying "oh you're Carmelita Jeter's parents". "For me I'm I think it's changed because, you know, it's my first Olympics and I was known as the woman with the 10.64 but I never had an Olympic medal so it definitely changed at that aspect to where I feel like I'm more complete now; I have my World Championship medals, I have my Olympic medals." Jeter is pleased she has extended her stay in the UK and is looking forward to competing at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on Sunday (August 26).