Two-time Olympic Games 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown was among the newest inductees at the 62nd annual Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame banquet Friday (13 March) night in Arkansas, USA.
Campbell-Brown was a four-time All-American at the University of Arkansas. She is also an eight-time medalist at the Olympics for Jamaica.
The 37-year-old sprinter remembered her early days growing up.
“As long as I can remember, I was always fascinated by the fun factor of running,” Campbell-Brown said. “So much so, I’d find a way to put running into my daily activities.
“I’d race the girls as well as the boys to see who could get from point A to point B. I can assure you that I got to the finish line first.”
Campbell-Brown is the second woman in history, behind Bärbel Wöckel of Germany (1976 and 1980 Olympics), to win two consecutive Olympic 200m events in 2004 and 2008.
At the World Championships level, Campbell-Brown won 100m in 2007 and the 200m in 2011.
In total, she won 11 World Championships medals, five at the Commonwealth Games, two World Indoors and one World Relays.
The former Vere Technical student has personal best times of 10.76 (100m) and 21.74 (200m).
Other inductees of this year’s class were Forte, Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn, former Arkansas football player Anthony Lucas, former Arkansas basketball player Jim Counce, former Arkansas State basketball player John Tate, former University of Central Arkansas women’s basketball coach Ron Marvel, and the travelling women’s basketball team the All-American Red Heads.
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VCB if only you know the thousands of us Jamaicans who respect and admire your work for this country of ours. We love you so much and will miss you like how we miss ottey.
Arkansas is just now responding?
Congrats always making Jamaicans proud
I love this girl VCB u will remembered as one of the greatest
Congratulations VCB real champion she set a patter
Congrats VCB, we’re proud Jamaican go VCB ST888
Congrats VCB work was done reward is given ?? all the way.
Congratulations. You are such a humble person
Congratulations vcb well done you are my girl
Congrats on this awesome honour, VCB!
Congratulations VCB….you deserves it
CONGRATULATIONS to you VCB.
Congratulations VCB on your induction into the HOF. You’ve done your country proud and allowed for the flag to be flown high. You’re an inspiration to the nation you represented. May your every stride be patterned as your legacy to future generations. Jamaica Land you truly loved.
Congratulations from TEAM NAJASO and Cal State Dominguez Hills Trurors
Coac Doc D with Love
Congratulations from Team NAJASO and Cal State Dominguez Hills Trurors
Dr B Roy
Congrats to you Veronica spint queen and a true ambassador all the very best to you and family in your endevours
Well deserve Ver congrats to you
Congratulations VCB! A well-deserved honor indeed!!!
Congratulations Veronica you so richly deserve this.
Congrats Miss Veronica. Still remember well your first olympic gold medal. Much respect.
Well deserve congrats my queen
Well deserved. Congrats
Congrats young lady
The original Sprint Queen VCB congrats
Congrats VCB! ?????
Congratulations to you VCB
Well deserved, congratulations Veronica, much love and respect always
Congrats vcb well deserve