Our beloved VCB will not be in the semi finals come tomorrow. She has always represented Jamaica well and we salute her efforts over the years. Veronica Campbell Brown was a beacon after the likes of Merlene Ottey and Jamaica is now seeing a new slate of sprinters performing at optimum levels in the athletics events.
VCB placed third in her heats and was beaten by Edidiong Ofonime Odiong of Bahrain, who came first and Deajah Stevens of the USA, who placed second. VCB ran 22.97s.
Age: 34 years old
High School: Vere Technical High School
Tertiary Education: University of Arkansas
Events: Women’s 200m, 4x100m relay
Personal Best: 200m – 21.74s
Interesting Facts: VCB, as she is affectionately called, made her Olympic debut at age 18 winning silver as part of Jamaica’s 4X100m team at the 2000 Sydney Games to be the country’s youngest medal winner at the Games.
She is competing at an amasing fifth Olympics and has won at least one medal at each of her previous four
She has won 18 Olympic and World Championship medals to be one of the most decorated athletes in the history of track and field
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