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Campbell, Veronica

Born: 1982 AD
Currently alive, at 38 years of age.
Nationality: Jamaican
Categories: Track and Field Athlete

1982 – Veronica Campbell was born to Cecil Campbell and Pamella Bailey in Trelawny, Jamaica on May 15th. She follows in a long line of great Jamaican sprinters and the 23-year-old will be hoping to add to her impressive resume with a Commonwealth title in the women’s 200 metres.

         – She is a four-time Olympic medalist.

1999 – She won the 100m at the World Youth Championships at the age of 17.

2000 – She became the first woman to win the sprint double at a World Junior Championships.

         – Campbell also competed in the Olympics earning a Silver Medal on the team that finished 2nd to the Bahamas infamous "Golden Girls".

2002 – She set the current record for Barton County in the outdoor 100 and 200 Meter dashes. Campbell also excelled in academics earning an Associates Degree from Barton County with a 3.8 grade average.

2004 – Campbell came in first in the 200M in the Grand Prix at Linz, Austria. Later that year she would make history as the first woman from Jamaica or the Caribbean to win an Olympic Gold in a sprint race (Women’s 200m) at the Games in Athens, Greece.

         – Campbell ran her personal best of 22.05 beating American Allyson Felix to the finish line earning Jamaica’s 6th Gold Medal in Olympic History.

2005 – Won the silver medal in the 100 meters at the World Championships in Athletics.

         – Won another silver medal, in the 4×100 m relay with Daniele Browning, Aleen Bailey and Sherone Simpson.

2006 – The indoor season has seen Campbell strike hot form and she has the second fastest time for both the 60m and 200m.