Veronica Campbell-Brown has qualified for her fifth Olympic Games. The Two-time 200m champion (2004 and 2008) was named among Jamaica’s 63-memeber squad to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics August 5-21.
The 34-year-old veteran, who has a total of eight Olympic medals, will compete in the Women’s 200m and 4 x 100m relays. Campbell-Brown finished second the in the Women’s 200m Olympic Trials at the National Stadium in Kingston held June 30 – July 3.
Usain Bolt is aiming to defend the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles he won at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games, with a new world record in the 200m his main aim, which will be an unprecedented ‘triple-triple’.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, a two-time 100m Olympic champion, will be gunning for her third consecutive 100m title this Olympics.
The 2016 Olympic track and field program comprises 26 running events, three walking events, 16 field events, the decathlon, and heptathlon. It will be contested over a span of 10 consecutive days, from August 12-21.