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Veronica Campbell-Brown
Veronica Campbell-Brown Jamaica

  • Country: Jamaica
  • Sport: Track & Field
  • Height: 5'3" / 1.60m
  • Weight: 134 lbs / 60.8 kg
  • Born: 5/5/1982
  • Hometown: Clarks Town, Jamaica
  • Career Highlights: Campbell-Brown is a five-time Olympic medalist, taking the gold in the past two Games in the 200-meter event. She started her Olympic career in 2000 at Sydney and was a member of Jamaica's silver medal-winning team in the 4x100 meter relay. She burst onto the scene in 2004 at Athens, earning gold medals in the 200 and 4x100 relay as well as picking up the bronze in the 100-meter race.She repeated her feat in the 200 in the last Olympics in Beijing, becoming the second woman to win back-to-back gold medals in the 200 en route to being named Sportwoman of the Year in Jamaica. Her time of 21.74 seconds in the 2008 Olympics was the fastest since Marion Jones ran the 200 in 21.62 in Johannesburg in 1998. Campbell-Brown is also a nine-time medalist at the World Championships and enters the London Games as the reigning world champion in the 200. Campbell-Brown attended the University of Arkansas and was inducted into the institution's Hall of Fame in 2009. That same year she became the first female track athlete to be named UNESCO Champion for Sport. She is married to Omar Brown, a fellow Jamaican sprinter who also attended Arkansas.
  • Previous Olympics: 2008,2004,2000
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