Veronica Campbell-Brown ran an excellent curve on her way to winning the 200m sprint title in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games and defending her title from four years ago in Athens. Veronica’s superb performance completes Jamaica’s sweep of the sprint events in Beijing in both the male and female events as Jamaica won half of the medals available in the individual sprint events. Veronica won in 21.74 seconds – the fastest she has ever run the event.
Veronica Campbell-Brown celebrates her 200m victory (photo by Liao Yujie)
Fellow Jamaican Kerron Stewart added to her silver medal in the 100m with a bronze in the 200m narrowly edging out Muna Lee of the United States. Last year’s world champion Alison Felix also of the United States was second.