Veronica Campbell-Brown
Veronica Campbell-Brown
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photomark 1 1024x531 1024x531 1 1024x531 1 1024x531 1 1024x531 1 1024x531 1 1024x531 1RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Two-time Olympic 200m gold medallist, Veronica Campbell-Brown, said she will have to move on from her disappointment in the women’s half lap event and turn her attention to the 4x100m here at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Campbell-Brown, the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games champion, finished third in her first round heat and will take no further part in the event.

The distinguished Jamaican who didn’t look her usual self, finished third in 22.97 behind 2016 world junior champion, Edidiong Ofonime Odiong (BRN), 22.74 and Semoy Hackett (TTO), 22.78.

“I am not even going to get into what happened, because I cant change it, I just have to move on,” said Campbell-Brown, who later in the interview added “It was a terrible execution, that’s all I can say.”

“I learn to give thanks in all things and so, I just have to move on and look forward to what is next,” continued the 2011 world 200m champion.

The Jamaican female team captain will now turn her attention to the 4x100m.

“One more event the 4x100m, so I will go out with my teammates and do our best in that, and then move on to the rest of my season,” explained Campbell, who is also the 2007 World 100m champion.

“I have been through worse in my life, so this is not such a crazy hurdle to get over,” she replied when asked if she will be ready for the relays.

She continued: “It is a position I have never been in before. I don’t know why things happen, but sometimes, you just don’t meet your desire, but as I said I have to learn to move from things I don’t really understand or things (that) don’t turn out the way I want it.”

Asked if this is her last Olympic Games, “I don’t know, I can’t say now. I have to see, take it one season at a time.”

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.



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