Campbell Brown

Campbell Brown full name is Veronica Campbell-brown and she was the youngest woman to get an Olympic medal in Jamaica. In 2012 Olympic game, she got the Olympic medal for the six times. Campbell Brown grew up a village in Jamaica and she shown her athletic ability in World Youth Games where she got gold and she was still in a high school. She got also the success in 2005 and in 2007 World Championship where he got silver with gold medals for 100 meter and for 200 meter together with 4-by-100 meter relays. She got back to back gold medal titles in the year 200 meter for Olympic Games of 2004 to the 2008. In 2012, Campbell Brown got a bronze which was her sixth medal in the Olympic Games.

Campbell Brown’s date of birth is on 15, May in 1982 in a family of nine children.  None of her parents, Pamela Bailey and Cecil Campbell had any background in athletic. When she was growing up in the Clarks Town community, there were no facilities which were giving the budding athletes the head start. When she was still growing up, she showed natural talent, sheer determination to be able to get to her success.

Campbell Brown showed that she can lead to early promise in the Athletics when she sprinted to the victory barefoot in the school sports day. Her high academics and school athleticism helped her to get scholarship in the prestigious schools of Jamaica including Vere Technical High School.

Campbell Brown got her first two gold medals when she was still in a high school in IAAF World Youth Games in Poland for 100-meter Sprint. In the year 2000, she went to Barton County Community college in the Great Bend, in Kansas. She won Junior college titles in the first year for 60, 100 with 2000 meter races. She got a silver medal from Sydney Olympics and she anchored a second leg for 4by100 meter relay. She capped the year when she won 100 meter with 200 meter sprints for the World junior Championship in the Santiago in Chile.

Campbell graduated in Barton when she got 3.8 GPA and she enrolled in the University of Arkansas where she was the member of the Sprint Squad for the program of long distance running. In Athens Olympics of 2004, she tried to do better than the last effort but she got only the Bronze. However, after 2 days, she got two gold medals for 200 meter sprint with a 4-100 relay.

Campbell Brown got married in 2007 to Omar Brown who is also a Jamaican Sprinter and an alumnus of Arkansas. She carried the Flag of Jamaica for 2008 Olympics in China. She is a good will ambassador of UNESCO since 2009 for promotion of gender equality.

Last Modified: Mar 14, 2020

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