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Veronica Campbell-Brown is an athlete competing in track and field at the 2012 London Summer Olympics for Jamaica.

The two-time and defending champion in the 200m is coming off winning her first world title in the event in 2011.

After finishing second in 2007 and 2009, Veronica Campbell-Brown ran a season best 22.22 to win her first world 200m title at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu. She also claimed silver in the 100m (10.97) and 4x100m (41.70NR). Campbell-Brown had qualified for her
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Veronica Campbell-Brown
fourth World Championships by winning national titles in the 100 and 200m.

Campbell-Brown got her 2011 season off to a rousing start. She competed in just one indoor meet, winning the 60m at the Millrose Games in New York in 7.11 seconds. She opened her outdoor campaign with a victory in the 400m at the University of Central Florida Invitational where she ran a personal-best 52.25. After a runner-up finish to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the 200m at the Jamaica International Invitational, Campbell-Brown won her first Diamond League race of the season in Shanghai, edging Carmelita Jeter 10.92 to 10.95. Two weeks later Campbell-Brown ran a personal best 10.76 to win in Ostrava.

The 2010 season was prolific for Campbell-Brown - in terms of results, not races. She competed in four meets indoors, winning three 60m races including the World Indoor championship in a personal-best 7.00 seconds. Her outdoor season consisted of nine races across the 100m, 200m and 400m. The highlights were a victory in the 100m at the Prefontaine Classic in a personal-best 10.78, and a victory over Allyson Felix in the 200m at the adidas Grand Prix in New York in a world-leading 21.98.

Campbell-Brown qualified for her third World Championships by winning the 200m national title. Despite suffering from a toe injury, she beat runners up Shelly-Ann Fraser and Simone Facey with a time of 22.40 seconds. In Berlin, Campbell-Brown was lacking full fitness and finished fourth in the 100m behind Fraser, Stewart and American Carmelita Jeter. In the 200m, she took silver behind American Allyson Felix.

At the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics, Campbell-Brown carried the Jamaican flag during the Parade of Nations. It was the first memorable moment in a banner Olympics for Campbell-Brown, who went on to successfully defend her title in the 200m, winning gold in a new personal-best 21.74. She became just the second woman in history to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals in the 200m, following after Bärbel Wöckel of Germany, who did so at the 1976 and 1980 Olympics.

At the 2008 Jamaican Olympic Trials, Campbell-Brown finished fourth in the 100m, thereby missing the qualifying requirement to automatically make the Jamaican Olympic roster for that event. She clocked 10.88 in the final, the second-fastest time ever for a fourth-place finish. Campbell-Brown bounced back to take the 200 m final in a then personal-best of 21.94.

In the 100m at the World Championships in Osaka, Campbell-Brown and Lauryn Williams of the U.S. each crossed the finish line in 11.01 seconds. After a lengthy review of the photo finish, it was determined that Campbell-Brown had out-leaned Williams by the slightest of margins and she was awarded the victory.

Campbell-Brown's 100m gold at the World Championships, coupled with silvers in the 200m and 4x100m relay capped an outstanding 2007 season, in which she posted seven victories in 10 100m races and three wins in five 200m starts. Her success in both events has prompted Campbell to pursue a sprint double in Beijing.

At the 2004 Athens Games, Campbell-Brown became the first woman from Jamaica or any Caribbean nation to win an Olympic sprint gold with her victory in the 200m. Campbell-Brown led from the start and crossed first in 22.05, holding off Allyson Felix of the U.S. (22.18) and Debbie Ferguson (22.30) of the Bahamas. The result broke a run of four consecutive silver medals for Caribbean women in the 200m. Jamaicans Grace Jackson (1988), Juliet Cuthbert (1992), and Merlene Ottey (1996), and Bahamian Pauline Davis-Thompson (2000) all finished second.

Campbell-Brown was just 18-years-old when she competed at her first Olympics in Sydney in 2000, when she ran the second leg of Jamaica's 4x100m. Campbell-Brown teamed with Tanya Lawrence, Beverly McDonald and Merlene Ottey for silver. Four years later in Athens, Campbell-Brown anchored the team of Lawrence, Sherone Simpson, and Aleen Bailey to gold.

Campbell-Brown made her international debut at the 1998 World Junior Championships, placing 17th in the 100m in 12.04. A year later, she won the race at the World Youth Championships in 11.49. At the 2000 World Junior Championships, Campbell won gold in the 100m in 11.12 and in the 200m in 22.87.

Campbell-Brown, who has nine brothers and sisters, attended Vere Tech, a scholastic track powerhouse in Jamaica. After high school, she decided to pursue education in the U.S. Campbell-Brown attended Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kansas, where she won four national titles in the 60m, 100m and 200m and set school records in the 100m and 200m while carrying a 3.8 gpa. She went on to attend the University of Arkansas, where she stood out as a sprint star in a program dominated by long-distance runners.

In 2007, Campbell married Omar Brown, a fellow Jamaican sprinter and University of Arkansas alumnus. They currently live and train in Florida.


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Age: 34 years old
Birthday: May 15, 1982
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 134 lbs.
Birthplace: Trelawny, Jamaica
Hometown: Clarendon, Jamaica
Current Residence: Clermont, FL
Husband: Omar Brown

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