Track & Field athletes - Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Track & Field athletes - Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Veronica Campbell-Brown

Veronica Campbell-Brown is the youngest Jamaican female to win an Olympic medal. At the 2012 Olympic Games, she was a six-time Olympic medalist. Veronica Campbell-Brown was born May 15, 1982. A seven-time Olympic champion, she is the second lady in history to win two consecutive Olympic 200 m events. Campbell-Brown is just one of 9 athletes to win world champions at the youth, junior, and senior level of an athletic event. Campbell-Brown, the Olympic 200m champ in 2004 and also 2008, won the season-long Diamond Race of 100m in 2013. She will be competing against Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who won three gold medals at the 2013 IAAF World Championships and won the 100m at this meeting 2 years ago.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ended up being the first Jamaican woman to win the 100-meter Olympic gold medal in 2008. She won her second straight 100-meter Olympic gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce rose to prominence  in the 2008 Olympic Games when, at 21 years of age, the relatively unidentified professional athlete ended up being the first Caribbean woman to win 100m Gold at the Olympics. Olympic gold medalist and also three-way world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will tackle her compatriot Veronica Campbell-Brown in a 100m clash at the second meeting on this year's IAAF Diamond League calendar along with Blessing Okagbare.

 

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