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Jamaica earns gold medal in Olympic 200m

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Veronica Campbell saw her dream become a reality Wednesday night in Athens, Greece. Campbells dream of an Olympic Gold medal came to fruition as she bested the rest of the world in the 200m dash of the 2004 Summer Olympics. With that win Campbell also becomes the 1st former Barton County Cougar to win an individual gold medal. She now has two medals (bronze in the 100m) to her credit during these games and another from the 2000 Sydney Games as part of Jamaicas 4x100m silver medal winning relay team. Campbell will also run in the 4x100m this year. Another ex Cougar almost earned a medal as well as Aleen Bailey came up just short, taking 4th in the event.

Campbell once again ran the best time in the world this year she now has the top 3 efforts of 2004 as she ran a 22.05 to capture the gold medal. Allyson Felix of the USA took 2nd in a 22.18. Debbie Ferguson of the Bahamas came in with the bronze at 22.30.

I studied the others' races, especially to beat Allyson Felix, Campbell said in the post race press conference. That's why I took off at the start and ran a hard curve." I'd been expecting the gold. I knew with the perfect race I would win for sure.

"I've been dreaming all my life to get an individual Olympic medal and today I did it. I'm very proud. I'm very happy."

"I'm not sad, there's a lot of stuff I need to work on and I didn't expect to win here, Bailey said. In fact, I'm just happy to be in an Olympic final."

The gold medal by Campbell now gives Jamaica its first gold medal at the Olympics 2004. Coming off a bronze medal victory in the womens 100-m Veronica Campbell grabbed the gold in the womens 200-m earlier today.

It was the personal best time for the Trelawney-born Campbell, 22, an alumnus of Team Jamaica Bickle at the Penn Relays and Barton Community College, who is coached by Steven Smith

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3e0hQb Thanks again for the article.Thanks Again. Fantastic.
By see pron @ New York
Thursday, December 20, 2018

DVUdgH I truly appreciate this article post.Really thank you! Really Cool.
By matzcrorkz @ New York
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

U did us proud girl. lots of luv.
U showed jamaicans that we can achieve the best not only in sports but anything we put our mind 2.
By Moya Mothersill @ Jamaica
Friday, March 24, 2006

Happy for my country
Hey Vern I just want to congratulate you girl. You put out what it takes to win the Olypic game. Fire man big.
By Aduibe @ Canada 

Saturday, February 11, 2006

yes irie jamaica mash up dee track congratulations to veronica and also to fellow golden girl debbie ferguson i luv yal
By kenneth kerr @ bahamas
Thursday, August 4, 2005

Give them a Run Jamaica
Thank you for the update on Jamaica
Winning the Gold!!!!

Muzik Media run tings!
By Shary Irie @ USA, New Jersey
Monday, August 30, 2004

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