Veronica Campbell Brown

Veronica Campbell Brown

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Mrs. Veronica Campbell Brown, UNESCO Champion for Sports

Born in Trelawny, Jamaica, Veronica is one of only two women in Olympic history to win back to back 200m titles. She is the first Jamaican to win a global 100m title. She is the first winner of the World Youth 100m title earning that distinction in 1999. In 2000, she became the first female in history to win the sprint double (100m & 200m) at the World Junior Championships. She is the first Jamaican female to win an Olympic sprint title.

So far in her illustrious athletic career, she has won three Olympic gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal. She has won two World Championships gold medals and five silver medals.

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