Veronica Campbell Brown retires from track and field

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Veronica Campbell Brown, one of the most decorated athlete in history, officially announced her retirement from track and field on Wednesday.

During her long and successful career, the 39-year-old Jamaican won eight Olympic, eleven World Championships, and numerous other major championships medals.

“I want to thank everyone who contributed to my successes: my family, especially my husband Omar Brown, who in the latter years served as my coach. I must mention friends, fans, supporters, sponsors, coaches and my agent Claude Bryan.

“I have climbed from a small town in Trelawny, Jamaica up the ladder of success to become one of the most decorated women in the Olympic Games and World Championships history.

 “As I climbed, I passed the rung of hurt, that of injuries and rejection not to mention tears, but they never quenched my aspiration to grasp the fruits of success and satisfaction. For that, I am proud and grateful.

“As I take off my spikes never to put them on again, this girl from Clarks Town walks away happy and contented with a race well run, ” Campbell Brown wrote on her Instagram page.

Campbell Brown's achievements in major championships and games

Olympic Games332
World Championships371
Commonwealth Games140
World Indoor Championships200
Continental Cup200
World Athletics Final310
World Relay Championships110
World Junior Championships210
CAC Junior Championships400
Carifta Games611
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