Veronica Campbell-Brown wins the 100m in Bejing today. It was a memorable night for Campbell-Brown in a couple of ways, first this is the very same track on which she won the gold medal in the 200m in 2008 and second this race will help her put her doping controversy nightmare behind her that kept her out of the world championship last year.
Her performance tonight was not her best (11.14 s), but it is still a win…and I know firsthand there there is no better feeling than ending up in the front of the competition at the end of a race. It’s motivation to do it again and better the next time around. I am sure Campbell-Brown is already thinking about improving on her time in the next race.
This Bejing venue known as the ‘Bird’s Nest’ will be the stage for next year’s World Athletics Championships. I am sure Campbell-Brown is looking to be a part of that. At 32, she is she is not getting any younger and is aware that she is approaching the twilight of her career. Hopefully she still has a few big time performances her and that when the time comes, she will finish in style.
…and even if she doesn’t, we know who she is….one of the best Jamaica has produced…helping to change the landscape of female sprinting in Jamaica and on the world scene forever.
Personally, I will never forget the 200m win in the 2008 Bejing Olympics when she shocked the world and won the Olympic gold medal. For me this was totally unexpected…but that’s VCB and this is what you are going to get from her all the time…her best.
…and on top of that she is a wonderful human being. Even with all her success, she stays grounded…a woman of faith, full of confidence, with a thorough understanding of what it takes to succeed on and off the track.
Congratulations to her once again…and “nuff respek!”