J’can sprint queen Campbell to run at New York Grand Prix
Posted by Dresonic on April 23, 2007
NEW YORK CITY, New York (CMC) – Jamaican Olympic 200-metre champion Veronica Campbell is confirmed as one of the headliners for the IAAF New York Grand Prix on June 2, organisers have announced.
Campbell, the most successful female track athlete at the 2004 Athens Olympics, joins top American sprinters Lauryn Williams, Tyson Gay and Wallace Spearmon as big names for the meet.
Williams is the reigning world champion over 100 metres, Gay was the World Athletics Final and World Cup winner, and Spearmon is a World Championship silver medallist.
One of two IAAF World Athletics Tour meeting in the United States, the New York Grand Prixwill begin at 5.00 pm on June 2 at the state-of-the-art Icahn Stadium, on Randall’s Island.
Campbell is a triple-medallist from the Athens Olympics, winning gold at 200 metres and the 4×100-metre relay, and bronze at 100 metres to become the most decorated female track athlete at the 2004 Games.
The 24-year-old Campbell is expected to receive strident support from the large Jamaican population in the New York area.
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